Coventry City of Culture Trust has received a six-figure grant to support its work in the development and growth of the city’s artists, creative companies, and cultural leadership.
The Foyle Foundation has awarded the Trust a grant of £125,000 to support its creative commissions and collaborations in the run-up to and during Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.
The Foundation is an independent grant-making trust that distributes funds to UK charities and is a major funder of the arts and education. The Foundation also operates a community small grants programme and a national school library improvement scheme.
Since its formation in 2001 it has awarded more than £115 million in grants across the country.
The grant awarded to the Coventry City of Culture Trust has helped to support local arts-based organisations with production costs to deliver some of their most ambitious projects during Coventry 2021, with events and projects such as Castaway by Highly Sprung and In Touch by Ascension Dance, announced over the past 12 months.
It will also help Coventry-based organisations working on collaborative projects with the Trust to connect with new audiences and potential partners, using Coventry UK City of Culture as a catalyst for sustainable growth.
Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “We are delighted have the support of the Foyle Foundation.
“This funding has helped us to continue our work with local creative companies as they get ready to take part in Coventry’s spotlight year."