About Us

We aim to bring new life to the city’s heritage, finding innovative ways to sustain historic places and to inspire, involve and connect people with the city’s history.

Historic Coventry Trust is an entrepreneurial heritage development trust which aims to bring new life to the city’s heritage, finding innovative ways to sustain historic places and to inspire, involve and connect people with the city’s history.

Founded in 2011 (and previously known as The Charterhouse Coventry Preservation Trust), our aim is to become the guardian of the city’s heritage in perpetuity and a strategic partner to enable regeneration of Coventry’s historic buildings and landscapes. The Trust is a social enterprise and aims to become self-sufficient, generating revenue from restored historic buildings and innovative development.

We are grateful to our key partners:
National Lottery Heritage Fund | Coventry City Council | Architectural Heritage Fund |  Arts Council EnglandCoventry UniversityCoventry City of Culture TrustNational Trust

And all this is possible with funding from:
The Alan Edward Higgs Charity | The Alan Evans Memorial Trust | Allchurches Trust | The Architectural Heritage Fund | Arts Council England | The Backstage Trust | Cannon Kirk | City of Culture Trust | Code Students | Complex Development Projects | Coventry City Council | Coventry Drapers Company | Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership | The Diocese of Coventry | The Drapers Company (London) | Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust | Ernest Cook Trust | Finnis Scott Foundation | The Foyle Foundation | Garfield Weston Foundation | Historic England | Historic Houses Foundation | Hobson Charity | Idlewild Trust | Masonic Lodge (Coventry) | Medwell Hyde | National Lottery Community Fund | National Lottery Heritage Fund | People’s Postcode Lottery | The P F Charitable Trust (Philip Fleming) | The Pilgrim Trust | The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation | The Prince’s Foundation | Swire Charitable Trust | The Veneziana Fund | West Midlands Combined Authority – Better Streets | The Wolfson Foundation | The 29th May Charitable Trust

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Come and get involved. Support us to give a future to the city’s heritage by joining our volunteer team, or by donating online.

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