The main function of the Trust is to make one-off awards to young musicians to help them undertake performance related projects designed to further their careers. In the main these awards are made to individuals rather than organisations or other charities. Typical projects which attract funding are short performance courses; specialist coaching prior to performance of new repertoire; costs relating to entering competitions.

No funds are normally available for full-time educational courses (either undergraduate or postgraduate), the purchase of new instruments, commissioning of new works or commercial recordings.

Grants are currently awarded once during the year and are normally in the range of £250 – £1,000.

Applicants should send a covering document outlining the nature of their project, a CV (maximum two A4 pages) of their musical education and performances history  to date, references from two musicians of standing and a detailed budget for the amount they are requesting.

Closing date for 2017/2018 applications: Monday 16 October 2017.