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*
  • Individuals
  • 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
  • Sport
  • Universities

*  Hospices:  This Trust has been a supporter of the hospice sector for very many years but is not at present accepting applications from individual hospices. We will however be continuing to support the work of 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.

© Gabrieli/Frances Marshall
A recent grant from the Trust is supporting a unique partnership between the emsemble Gabrieli and a network of diverse British youth and state school choirs.
The Gabrieli Roar choral project inspires young people through high-quality musical experiences, providing opportunities for those for whom participatory arts provision has significantly decreased.