Coventry City Council launch small grants programme to support cultural activity

Coventry City Council has the objective to increase access to cultural activities, especially amongst those least likely to participate. To support this objective, the Arts and Culture team are launching a new grant scheme for organisations in the sector to deliver projects that will enable more Coventry residents to participate in the cultural life of the city in 2021-22.

Project brief

This fund has a total value of £75,000.  We anticipate awards will be between £5,000 and £12,000.  Funding is available for projects that meet our strategic priorities

Increase participation in cultural activities, especially amongst those who are already under-represented in the cultural life of Coventry 
This means engaging with residents who:

  • are from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds
  • have a disability
  • are living in one of the ten Coventry wards that have been identified in the Coventry Cultural Profiler as having the lowest level of participation in cultural activities which are: Binley and Willenhall, Cheylesmore, Earlsdon, Foleshill, Holbrooks, Longford, Radford, Upper Stoke, Wainbody and Westwood

How to apply:

  1. Read the arts project grants prospectus
  2. Submit an expression of interest form no later than Friday 29 January 2021.
  3. The team will contact you to advise of eligibility and then you will be invited to submit an application.
  4. Read the application guidance
  5. Complete the application form and arts outputs form and submit with your supporting documents to
  6. Wait to be contacted by a member of staff from Coventry City Council
  7. Deadline for full applications is midday, Friday 12 February 2021.