Community Connectors Call-Out

Are you a Community Connector?

Coventry City of Culture Trust is looking for 10 individuals or groups who have a passion for their local area and its residents. 

We are here to offer you the resources, training and support you need to bring your ideas to life.

  • Do you have a great idea for a project that will benefit your community?
  • Do you organise activities that bring people together in your area?
  • Can you bring community members together to co-create a project?
  • Would you like to gain the skills and confidence to turn your idea into a reality? 

We want to hear about the work you are already doing - and what you dream of doing - to create positive change in your community.

Scroll down to find out more and see how to apply.

Boyanka Bobeva (Community Connector for Foleshill) is staging a one-day festival celebrating Bulgarian culture, food and traditions.

Boyanka Bobeva (Community Connector for Foleshill) is staging a one-day festival celebrating Bulgarian culture, food and traditions.

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?

Become a Community Connector and you could benefit from: 

  • The chance to gain new skills through our accessible training and mentoring programme learning from a team of professionals
  • A project budget of up to £4000 to turn your idea into a reality
  • An allowance of £300 per month to cover your time and out-of-pocket expenses

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

We are now recruiting for Phase 2 of our Community Connectors programme. Successful projects from Phase 1 included:

  • Improving the community garden at Foleshill Community Centre to supply more vegetables for the members of its Social Supermarket.
  • Making a short film “Sanctuary of our City” as an artistic platform for women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants in Coventry.
  • Staging a one-day festival celebrating Bulgarian culture, food and traditions by and for people from Coventry.

FIND OUT MORE

AM I ELIGIBLE?

You can apply to be a Community Connector if you are:

  • Aged 18 or over.
  • A community champion in your area with the seed of an idea for a project that uses creativity (in its broadest sense) to bring people together and make a positive impact on their lives.
  • OR an individual who is working or volunteering for a community group, charity or voluntary organisation and have an idea you would like to develop then this may be the programme for you
  • Based in any of the following wards in Coventry:
    • North East: Longford, Wyken
    • South East: Upper Stoke, Binley & Willenhall, Cheylesmore
    • South West: Westwood, Woodlands, Whoberley, Sherbourne
    • North West: Bablake

HOW TO APPLY

You can submit your written responses in an email, as a Word document or pdf attachment, or handwritten by post. You may also submit your answers in video or audio form. Please ensure you provide your full name and contact information (address, phone number and/or email address).

We want to work with a wide range of people, in particular those who are usually underrepresented in the arts and creative industries. If you need help with your application, please contact us at [email protected] or call 02476 998 221 and ask to speak to Anna Morris about Community Connectors.

For full information about this opportunity and how to apply, click below to read the full briefing document.

COMMUNITY CONNECTORS BRIEF - PDF

COMMUNITY CONNECTORS BRIEF - WORD

If you wish to apply through our online application form, please click below.

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Applications close Friday 1 October 2021, 12pm

Please also complete our equal opportunities form by clicking the link below.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FORM

Kelly Walsh is the Community Connector for Holbrooks. She is a local teacher and Lead Arts Ambassador for the Future Trust.

Kelly Walsh is the Community Connector for Holbrooks. She is a local teacher and Lead Arts Ambassador for the Future Trust.

ATTEND A Q&A

Find out more about the Community Connectors Programme and if it is right for you. Bring along your idea and see how the programme can help you co-create with your community.

ONLINE

Thursday 2 September, 6pm (Q&A will last 45 mins)

Tuesday 21 September, 1pm OR 6pm (Each Q&A will last 45 mins)

Please RSVP to [email protected] and you will be sent a Zoom link for your preferred date and time. 

IN-PERSON

Thursday 9 September, 1-4pm, at Stoke Library CV2 4EA

Thursday 16 September, 2:30-6:30pm at Bell Green Library CV2 1LS

​Saturday 18 September, 12-3pm, at Tile Hill Library CV4 9PL

No RSVP is needed, please drop into the session where you will be able to talk to the Community Connectors Project Manager and project alumni.