Arts and Culture project grants

Black youth theatre arts funding

Coventry City Council has an objective to increase opportunities for residents to engage with arts and cultural activities. To support this objective, in late 2020 the Arts and Culture team launched a 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.

Please note the deadline for the final funding round has now passed, and the scheme has closed to new applicants. Details of any future funding schemes will be posted on these pages.

Project brief

This fund has a total value of £75,000, with anticipated awards of between £5,000 and £12,000. Funding is available for projects that meet our strategic priority of increasing participation in cultural activities amongst those who are already under-represented in the cultural life of Coventry.

Projects must engage with Coventry residents belonging to one or more of the following groups:

  • from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds
  • have a disability
  • living in one of the 28 areas of highest deprivation in Coventry (please see Project Grants Prospectus for full details of these areas)

Summer 2022 round: How to apply (note this round has now closed)

  1. Read the arts Project Grants Prospectus for full details and eligibility criteria
  2. Submit an Expression of Interest Form no later than Friday 8 July 2022
  3. The team will contact you to discuss your eligibility
  4. Complete the Application Form and Arts Monitoring Form, and submit with your supporting documents to
  5. Deadline for full applications is Friday 12 August 2022

View prospectus, FAQs and application downloads

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