New historic trust to restore and revitalize heritage of Coventry, England

The launch of a new charitable trust to restore and bring life back to Coventry’s neglected and unused historic buildings has received national recognition.

The aim of the Historic Coventry Trust is to procure city centre buildings with historic significance, which are either underused or needing repairing, and return them to their former glory.

The community based charity raises funds for much-needed restoration and improvement which will help create new uses which will add to the city’s visitor appeal and image.

The trust’s voluntary chairman, Ian Harrabin, said they planned to restore the buildings by using grants from bodies such as the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England as well as donations from charities, companies and individuals.

He added: “All will be put to sympathetic use boosting the visitor economy and providing income for their maintenance and management. The creation of a core income is key to the long term sustainability of the buildings and the trust’s abilities to take on more projects in future.

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