Meet The Funder

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Thursday, 5 September, 2019 - 15:00 to 18:00

Meet The Funder


Coventry City of Culture Trust


Canley Community Centre
Prior Deram Walk, Canley, Coventry CV4 8FT
United Kingdom

The next Meet The Funder is taking place in Canley. Meet Funding Organisations and have a conversation about their funding streams.

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

The Coventry City of Culture Trust has organised a Meet the Funder event on Thursday, September 5th, Canley Community Centre, Prior Deram Walk, CV4 8FT to highlight the types of funding available and how to apply for them.

The drop-in market place event, which runs from 3pm to 6pm 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 and BBC Children In Need with many more organisations also represented at the event.

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.”

The event is a drop in event with opportunities to have initial one-to-one conversations with the following funders and advisers:

  • Arts Council England
  • BBC Children in Need
  • CWLEP Growth Hub
  • Groundwork West Midlands
  • Heart of England Community Foundation
  • National Lottery Communities Fund
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • The Prince’s Trust
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Coventry and Warwickshire CDA
  • Library of Birmingham - Intellectual Property Centre
  • In Kind Direct

We will be organising similar events of this calibre in the future. The next scheduled event will take place in Coventry on Tuesday 3rd December. 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.

There is limited on street parking available at the venue, so we recommend that you use public transport. Buses 18 & 18a stop directly outside the Canley Community Centre.

Coventry City of Culture Trust works to ensure all events and activities are accessible to all, if you require any further support or guidance please do not hesitate to contact us before the event emailing or call 02476 998 221.

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