Radcliffe Trust

Aims/priorities: Funding is available for UK registered charities working in the areas of music, especially chamber music, composition and music education, or in heritage and crafts. The Trust makes grants principally in two sectors: Music and Heritage & Crafts.

Music Grants

The Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research.

Applications are nornally considered under the following headings:

  • Composition and contemporary music.
  • Bursaries for courses and summer schools for UK based students.
  • Music therapy/special needs.
  • Academic research/projects.
  • Youth orchestras.
  • Performance projects.
  • Educational projects.
  • Miscellaneous.

The Trust is aware that traditional performance-based projects will be impracticable for the foreseeable future. However, many organisations are finding creative new ways to reach their audiences or to reach altogether new audiences. For the forthcoming round of applications the Trustees wish to support such innovative and imaginative projects developed in response to the current challenging times.

Heritage & Crafts Grants

The Trust supports the development of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s traditional cultural heritage and crafts sectors. This includes support for craft and conservation training, for practical projects, particularly those that include:

  • A strong training element.
  • Strategic and capacity-building projects which demonstrate clear benefits to the sector.
  • Special Needs projects whose emphasis is on skills development.

However, the Trust will consider other projects, should they fall broadly within its remit. The Trust wishes to promote standards of excellence through all its support.

Note: Applicants should refer to the revised guidance notes under each category on the Radcliffe Trust's website.

Who can apply? Registered charities that are based in the UK are eligible to apply.

Grant amount: Grants are generally in the region of £2,500 to £7,500. Starting from June 2020, and for the foreseeable future, the Trust will only be making one year grants and will not consider multi-year funding.

Application process: The online application forms can be found on the Trust's website.

Deadline: There are two deadlines per year for both the Music and Heritage and Crafts schemes:

  • 31 January (for consideration in June)
  • 31 July (for consideration in December)

Contact information: Tel 01285 841900, Email: radcliffe@thetrustpartnership.com

Website address: The Radcliffe Trust


£1000.01 to £10,000
Registered Charity
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Unpublish Date: 
Saturday, 31 July, 2021