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The Radcliffe Trust

Revenue grants of between £2,500 and £7,500 are available to UK registered charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) working in heritage, crafts and music, with a particular emphasis on music education, composition and chamber music.

Who can apply: UK registered charities, charitable organisations, not-for-profit organisations including Community Interest Companies (CICs).

Key words: Special Needs, Music, Youth Orchestras, Research, Crafts, Conservation, Training, United Kingdom.

South West based (Tetbury, Gloucestershire) grant-making Trust, the Radcliffe Trust (also known – and listed with the Charity Commission for England and Wales – as Dr Radcliffe’s Trust) is one of the UK’s oldest charitable trusts, having been founded in 1714 on the death of eminent physician, Dr John Radcliffe. The Trust makes grants to support classical music performance and training, especially for chamber music, composition and music education.

Its particular interests within music education are:

  • Music for children and adults with special needs.
  • Projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research, and
  • Youth orchestras.

The Trust also supports the development of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s traditional cultural heritage and craft sectors. This includes support for:

  • Craft and conservation training.
  • Practical projects, and
  • Strategic projects which demonstrate clear benefits to individuals and to the sector.