Coventry City of Culture Trust announces tender opportunity to provide City Host programme for 2021.

4 May 2020

Coventry City of Culture Trust has opened a tender opportunity to provide Coventry’s City Host programme for its time as UK City of Culture 2021. The Trust is looking to build a cohort of 5,000 hosts to help welcome an estimated 2.5 million visitors to the city.

The City Hosts will assist visitors with wayfinding, recommending which cultural and artistic events to attend and which areas of the city to visit. They will also play a crucial role in supporting visitors with access needs.

Coventry has a proud history of volunteering and the City Host programme will look to support the voluntary sector and add capacity to it. Throughout the process, Coventry City of Culture Trust will invest in initiatives that diversify Coventry’s volunteer workforce, and ensure a gold standard of City Hosts programmes that will be an integral part of the 2021 visitor experience.

The successful organisation will need immediate availability, as well as the capacity and ambition to deliver an exemplary experience for both City Hosts and visitors. It will also need to demonstrate experience of developing and managing volunteer programmes of scale.

The tender is made up of the following:

  • A 1,000 word statement.
  • An overview of the proposed work plan and timescales.
  • A draft budget.
  • Information on previous projects.
  • Confirmation of availability.
  • CVs of individuals who would work on the project.
  • Contact details for two referees.

The tender opportunity closes at 12pm on 25th May 2020. Completed tenders should be submitted to


You can find more information here.

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