Alan Edward Higgs was a self-made Coventry businessman who died in 1979 at the age of 66. He left instructions on his death that a charitable foundation should administer his considerable fortune to benefit the people of Coventry and its surrounding area.
Having experienced deprivation in his own childhood, he was particularly concerned to support and encourage underprivileged young people. The Board of Trustees, which has always included members of his family, has remained true to his wishes and for over 30 years it has protected the Charity’s capital and distributed its income by contributing to a wide range of projects and services within its beneficial area.
Alan Higgs was a lifelong supporter of Coventry City Football Club.