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Historic Coventry Trust

Historic Coventry Trust is a registered charity that was launched in 2015 to acquire, restore and reuse Coventry’s heritage buildings, preserving them for future generations and contributing to Coventry’s economic, social and cultural enhancement.

The trust was initially formed to acquire The Charterhouse, a 14th century former Carthusian monastery founded by Richard II.  The Charterhouse is Grade 1 Listed placing it in the top 2.5% of Listed buildings in the country and includes Medieval and Elizabethan wall paintings of national importance.  The building and its grounds form the centrepiece of the trust’s major project, the creation of a new 70 acre Heritage Park on the edge of the city centre.

On 3oth November 2017, Coventry City Council approved the transfer of 22 individual properties, and five adjoining sites, to the Historic Coventry Trust.  What is thought to be one of the largest ever single transfers of historic buildings from a local authority to a community heritage organisation has been welcomed by Historic England

This will kick-start our ambitious five year, £30 million programme which will see the buildings repaired and found new, sustainable re-uses – many of which will receive funding from Historic England through the Coventry Heritage Action Zone project.

We are a charity and rely on funding and donations to continue our restoration and conservation work.  Please help us in any way with either a monthly contribution, corporate sponsorship or volunteering your time – ways to donate can be found here

For full details visit: Historic Coventry Heritage Transfer

***** We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant of £4.3 million to restore Charterhouse Priory and the adjoining parkland, full details available here ****

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