JAN 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Heritage Cash On Offer To History Groups
could soon be able to walk around Lady Godiva’s priory as part
of a ground-breaking scheme to bring cash in to support
history groups in Coventry are being urged to make sure they
don’t miss out on a slice of £10 million available for
special project has been formed to make sure city groups get their
share of the cash, which can be used to fund heritage-related
projects that improve the quality of life for communities.
could include restoring historic buildings, local ponds or
celebrating a historic figure.
Cash for Coventry will be launched tomorrow by Lord Mayor Sheila
Collins and Baroness Crawley of Edgbaston, chair of the Regional
city has a splendid heritage that we must preserve, promote and
enjoy. I believe this scheme will be a significant addition in
achieving this goal and I’m delighted to support Heritage Cash
is available to non profit-making organisations as part of the
Heritage Lottery Fund, who have noticed that there have been few
applications from the city this year.
far, just five awards totalling £20,000 have been made.
recipients have included £541,00 for St John the Baptist in Fleet
Street, which received the money for renovation work, and Holy
Trinity, which got £720,000 for spire repairs and conservation
work on the Doom painting.
Carpenter, West Midlands representative on the HLF committee,
Heritage Lottery Fund aims to support heritage projects across
the UK and we are pleased to pilot this pioneering outreach
scheme in Coventry to ensure we meet this aim.
over 1,000 years of history in the city there is a rich and
diverse range of heritage to preserve and celebrate.”
part of the city that could benefit from the fund is the Phoenix
Initiative, as funding is being sought to allow public access to
part of Lady Godiva’s priory.
groups are also being supported, and the scheme will include a
community heritage conference on 27 January.
Cook, of Hillfields History group, said:
group wants to ensure that local residents, as well as the rest
of the city, are aware of the rich heritage of the Hillfields
area, which includes the ribbon weaving industry and the birth
the cycle and car industries. I believe Heritage Cash for
Coventry will help us achieve this.”
information from 024 7683 1121,emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or by writing to: Cash for Coventry, Room 27, FREEPOST CV299,
Coventry CV1 5BR