As part of its funding policy the Trust gives occasional 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 twice 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.
Next closing date for applications 1st November 2018