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Meet the Funder

4 April 2019

Event date: 30 April

Please note: This event is fully booked and now starts at 2pm

Artists, creatives and cultural organisations from across Coventry can find out how to source vital funding from major regional and national bodies at an event this month.

The Coventry City of Culture Trust has organised a Meet the Funder event on Tuesday, April 30, at Central Hall in Coventry city centre to highlight the types of funding available and how to apply for them.

The drop-in event, which runs from 2pm (revised from 3pm) to 7pm, will include some of the largest trusts, foundations, advising and funding bodies from right across the country including Arts Council England, National Lottery Communities Fund and The Prince’s Trust.

Others attending include National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) Growth Hub, Heart of England Community Foundation, Coventry City Council and BBC Children In Need with many more organisations also represented at the event.

The Meet the Funder will feature presentations and also opportunities for one-to-one sessions with the organisations attending.

James Trowsdale, Head of Trusts and Foundations at Coventry City of Culture Trust, said it was an incredible opportunity for local artists, creatives and cultural and community organisations to find out the best places to source funding – and how best to do it.

He said: “We naturally have lots of groups and individuals contacting the Coventry City of Culture Trust about funding and we wanted to showcase the whole host of opportunities that are available.

“There are many sources of funding around arts and culture but they each have different criteria and, therefore, we believe this is a great way to highlight what is out there, who to go to and how best to do it.

“There is a ‘drop-in’ element to the event with opportunities to hear from the funders but also to speak directly to them on a one-to-one basis.”

The format of the event is as follows:

Market Place (in the Main Hall)

Where there is the opportunity to speak to funders and advisers.

  • Arts Council England
  • BBC Children in Need
  • Charity Bank
  • Coventry City Council
  • Creative Europe Desk UK
  • Crowdfunder
  • CWLEP Growth Hub
  • Good Exchange
  • Groundwork West Midlands (including Tesco Bags for Help)
  • Heart of England Community Foundation
  • In Kind Direct
  • Library of Birmingham – Business and Intellectual Property Centre (Attending 2pm to 5pm)
  • Mi Friendly Cities
  • National Lottery Communities Fund
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for The West Midlands (Attending 2pm to 4pm)
  • The Prince’s Trust
  • Warwickshire County Council

Presentations (in the Lower Hall)

3.15pm – Arts Council England

3.45pm – Heart of England Community Foundation

4.30pm – National Lottery Heritage Fund

5pm – National Lottery Community Fund

5.45pm – Arts Council England (N.B – This is a repeat of the presentation at 3.15pm)

6.15pm – Heart of England Community Foundation (N.B – This is a repeat of the presentation at 3.45pm)

This event is now fully booked, we will be organising similar events of this calibre in the future, please sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media @Coventry2021 on Facebook, twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news.

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