A charitable trust could be set up to help preserve the legacy of an upcoming cultural programme.

Brent Council’s cabinet will discuss the details at a cabinet meeting later this month as part of the borough’s position as London Borough of Culture for 2020.

A council report suggests that a trust should be established to “help generate funding and ensure a lasting legacy”.

It aims to enhance Brent as an “inspirational cultural destination” and place culture at the heart of the borough’s development going forward.

Increasing “community cohesion” and providing more opportunities for those living in Brent – particularly young people – are also highlighted as ambitions for the programme.

The council agreed to contribute £1 million to the Brent 2020 project – which has a total budget of £4.6 million – and there is currently a funding gap of £1.5 million.

According to the report, this shortfall will be made up by funding generated by the charitable trust.

The council has consistently expressed pride at its selection as borough of culture for 2020 – the second in London after Waltham Forest the year before.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, said: “Becoming London Borough of Culture represents an amazing opportunity to celebrate the huge diversity of Brent and of our great city to a massive international audience.

“To live, work, visit or study in Brent is to hear music, experience art, hear voices, see faces and taste foods from all corners of the globe, all in one day.

“From the classroom, to the high roads and the arenas, we want to create moments of wonder, joy and celebration that will bring all our communities together like never before.”

The campaign was supported by author Zadie Smith, actor Riz Ahmed and footballer Raheem Sterling.

It will feature several cultural events and celebrations throughout the year, with the council hoping it has a similar impact to those experienced in Liverpool and Hull.