Historic Coventry 2021 Programme

Historic Coventry Trust/Coventry City Council Partnership

This is an extraordinary programme of restoration and reinvention, with delivery of multiple projects in parallel to capitalise on the spotlight of UK City of Culture. Led by Historic Coventry Trust, an energetic and entrepreneurial charity that 3 years ago had no paid staff, in real and close partnership with the council and Governmental bodies. The Trust’s model is seen as a partnership blueprint for how heritage charities can play their part in the reimagining of place. The programme was recently cited as best practice in the Levelling Up White Paper and its replication forms part of WMCA Mayor’s manifesto.