Cotesbach Educational Trust

‘Reconnecting with place and land to develop skills for the future’

Who are we?

Cotesbach Educational Trust (CET), a registered charity established in 2009, which hosts and provides learning opportunities focusing on Heritage, Environment, and the Arts. We have access to a unique family archive dating back over 400 years, which, thanks to an extensive cataloguing process, we can now share with the wider community. CET is managed by a Board of Trustees , a passionate team of volunteers and supported by a small part-time Executive team.

In 2012 we were awarded £672,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, together with smaller match funding amounts from a variety of funders, to restore three dilapidated buildings, create a second activity space and re-house our unique archive.

We have a 50 year lease on the buildings and archives from the Cotesbach Family Trust and our site comprises a restored Georgian Grade II listed Schoolhouse, toilets within the Victorian milking parlour, archive storage inside the Victorian coach house and the modern Glasshouse. The Schoolhouse and Glasshouse are available for hire.

We are based in the heart of the rural Midlands, close to the meeting point of Leicestershire, Warwickshire, and Northamptonshire.

Cotesbach Educational Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1126840)

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