The Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the UK.
The Trust awards around £120,000 each year in grants and considers making grants of up to £5,000. During the last financial year to 31 December 2013, the Trust received 347 applications (2012: 324) and awarded 56 grants (2012: 52) totalling £133,990 in 2013 (2012: £124,000).
Education: The Trust funds education projects and initiatives within the fine arts (performing arts and visual arts) whose primary objective is to nurture and develop talent, working with those aged 16 or over. Occasionally, excellent projects for younger students will be considered. The projects must be professionally run and should demonstrate best practice in their field. The Trust does not fund projects aimed at pre-school or primary school aged children.
Museums and Galleries: The Trust funds exhibitions, projects and capital works within museums, galleries and other venues concerned with the visual arts and crafts. The Trust will need to be satisfied that the work is of a high standard and will attract visitors from outside its immediate community, if not nationally. Priority is generally given to projects of a national interest with a national or regional audience.
Performing Arts: The Trust funds projects, events and performances within the performing arts including music, dance, poetry, drama and film. The Trust will need to be satisfied that the work is of a high standard and will attract an audience from outside its immediate community, if not nationally. Priority is generally given to projects of a national interest with a national or regional audience
Preservation and Conservation: The Trust funds the conservation or restoration for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the United Kingdom. However the Trust does not fund new work within a restoration project such as new heating systems, annexes or facilities.
How to Apply:
The Trust ask all applicants to use their new on-line application process. Please go to
the Apply section of their website and follow the instructions. If you have any
queries about the application process, please contact their office on 020 8772 3155 or
Deadlines for applications: 2014-2015
24 Sep 2014 for a Trustees meeting in Nov 2014
25 Feb 2015 for a Trustees meeting in May 2015
23 Sep 2015 for a Trustees meeting in Nov 2015
For more information see document below and visit their site.