UK City of Culture Access Grants

Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Heart of England Community Foundation have made access funding available for access provisions put in place before the end of June 2022.


Do you want to make your events more accessible?

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support arts organisations or individuals in the city to make their activities accessible to D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodiverse artists, audience members and participants.

Cost could cover:

  • Access provisions eg. captioning, BSL Interpreters or Audio Description Services, Touch Tours
  • Disability Equality Training for staff or individuals
  • Disabled artists or participants
  • Cover costs of an Access Consultant
  • Accessible marketing formats eg. Braille, Easy Reads or BSL videos
  • Equipment purchases eg. ramps, audio description kits or captioning units

These grants are available to support existing work as well as new activity.

Application deadline: Friday 21 January 2022.


(Link takes you to the Heart of England Community Foundation website where you can find further information about the commissions and how to apply)


Image: The Difference Engine by Talking Birds. Photo by Rachel Bunce (RB Films).

Image: The Difference Engine by Talking Birds. Photo by Rachel Bunce (RB Films).

You can watch the application information in a British Sign Language (BSL) format here:


More opportunities for individuals and organisations to get involved in Coventry's year as UK City of Culture can be found on our Jobs, Tenders and Call-Outs page.


*Easy Read refers to the presentation of text in an accessible, easy to understand format. It is often useful for people with learning disabilities, and may also be beneficial for people with other conditions affecting how they process information or for this in which English isn’t their first language. This can be a guided and facilitated activity for those that need support in understanding the Easy Read information.