Coventry City of Culture Trust is offering grants up to £10k for artists and charities - The Coventry Observer

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Coventry City of Culture Trust is offering grants up to £10k for artists and charities

Felix Nobes 26th Jun, 2018 Updated: 26th Jun, 2018

THE COVENTRY City of Culture Trust is offering funding opportunities to artists, charities and organisations in the run up to 2021.

The trust says it aims to support existing and potential partners as they seek to play an active role in the city’s preparation and execution of the 2021 celebrations.

The Coventry UK City of Culture Fund has been launched in partnership with the Heart of England Community Foundation, which will administer the grants.

There are two streams of funding available for different candidates.

The first is the Get Ready Fund, with grants of up to £2,000 available, which can support a range of activities and causes.

That could be everything from research, development and feasibility studies through to covering the costs of training.

The second is the Road to 2021 Fund and this offers grants of up to £10,000.

It is aimed at those who want to trial projects which may form part of the programme in 2021, or to develop new partnerships across the arts and cultural sector.

A spokesperson for the trust said: “Those applying for grant funding are being encouraged to consider the four themes of Coventry’s UK City of Culture programme – Being Human, Moving, Underground and Reinvention, and to think about how their proposed activity will help to achieve step changes across the city.”

All applications will be received by the Heart of England Community Foundation, which will manage the process.

The trust says the programme will be open on a rolling basis until the fund is expended.

And applicants will hear an outcome within 13 weeks of submitting a complete application.

Full information is available at www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/coventry-2021/

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