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Radcliffe Trust

Objectives of Fund

The Trust makes grants principally in two sectors: Music and Heritage & Crafts.
Grants are generally in the region of £2,500 to £7,500.

Who Can Apply

Charities, not-for-profit or Exempt organisations that are based in the UK are eligible to apply.

Eligible Expenditure

Music Grants

The Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research.

Applications are nornally considered under the following headings:

  • Composition and contemporary music - in the case of commission applications the lead composer must be named.
  • Bursaries for courses and summer schools; limited to UK based students.
  • Music therapy/special needs.
  • Academic research/projects.
  • Youth orchestras.
  • Performance projects.
  • Educational projects - excluding applications from individual mainstream primary and secondary schools.
  • Miscellaneous.

Heritage & Crafts Grants

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

  • Emerging craftspeople.
  • Craft and conservation projects and training.
  • Projects demonstrating creative outcomes by designer-makers.
  • Projects with potential for capacity building within the sector.
  • Special needs projects focusing on the therapeutic benefits of skills development.

The Trust may also make occasional grants in other areas of cultural creativity related to their concerns for heritage and crafts, including theatre, performance, and literature, especially where projects can be shown to contribute to the promotion and development of high-level skills among early career practitioners and disadvantaged groups.

How To Apply

There are two deadlines per year for both the Music and Heritage and Crafts schemes:

  • 31 January (for consideration in June)
  • 31 July (for consideration in December)


£2,500 - £7,500
31 Jul 2024
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