What we do not fund
The Trust is unlikely to fund:
- Capital projects and routine maintenance
- Community transport organisations or services, air ambulances, requests for vehicles
- Conferences, Exhibitions, Seminars, Expeditions
- Counselling and psychotherapy services
- Drug abuse or alcoholism rehabilitation
- Feasibility studies
- General and round-robin appeals
- Hospitals and individual hospices*
- Large well-funded national charities
- Mainstream schools (and projects linked to the national curriculum)
- Medical Research
- Nurseries and Playgroups (other than those for special needs children)
- Organisations that are not Registered Charities (or accepted as Exempt Charities)
- Projects taking place or providing benefit outside the UK
- Recordings and commissioning of new works
- Retrospective funding
- Religious causes and activities
* Hospices: This Trust has been a supporter of individual hospices for very many years and will in future continue to provide funding for this sector through Hospice UK, and to welcome applications from charities delivering music and art therapy services directly to hospices.
The Trustees are very conscious of the work involved in applying for a grant and encourage charities to consider whether their work aligns with the Trust’s priorities for the next three years before submitting an application.
Due to the volume of appeals received, the Trustees do not consider requests from charities that have had an application turned down until two years have elapsed after the date of rejection.