A small pension upon reaching pensionable age, from the Coventry Freemen's Charity, for needy Freemen of the City and their dependants, and the widows and widowers of dead Freemen who live in the city.
Preference to applications from suitably qualified Freeman to a scheme known as General Charities. No one Freeman has a right to loan or grants, and decisions rest with the Trustees of the City. Typically the charity provides for people in need, hardship or distress; interest free loans; financial assistance for education; and a pension for poorer people.
A register of the names of all the Freemen of the City of Coventry is held by the Council. It is kept in the Lord Mayor's Office, and can be seen by anyone - to make an appointment please call the Lord Mayor's secretary.
The West Midlands County Council Act 1980 states that to qualify for the Freedom of the City you must have completed an apprenticeship under an enrolled Deed:
If you think you qualify please complete an application form and return a signed copy to Lord Mayor's Office.