Table of contents

  1. How to apply
  2. Deadlines
  3. Project Budgets
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Monitoring

How to apply

Applications can be made to either the Music Scheme or the Heritage & Crafts Scheme

The Radcliffe Trust will only accept on-line applications.

The application form will request information about the organisation, the project and finances, so please ensure that you have gathered this information in sufficient time to submit the application before the deadline.

You will be able to return to the application form to edit details up to the point at which it is submitted.  Once submitted the application cannot be edited.

If you wish to discuss your application, please contact our Administrator on 01285 841900 or via [email protected].  If appropriate any specific query may be passed onto our Advisers.  Any guidance given offers no guarantee of success.


  • For consideration by the Trustees in June:  Our deadline is 31st January for applications to both the Music and Heritage & Crafts schemes
  • For consideration by the Trustees in DecemberOur deadline is 31st July for applications to both the Music and Heritage & Crafts schemes

Project Budgets

The Project Budget is now included in the application form.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for both the Music Scheme and the Heritage & Crafts Scheme

  1. How do I apply?
    • Details of our application process can be found here. (Please change the link to link it to the APPLICATION & GUIDELINES, HOW TO APPLY section now).
  2. What is the deadline for applications?
    • For consideration by the Trustees in June: Our deadline is 31st January for applications to both the Music and Heritage & Crafts schemes.
      For consideration by the Trustees in December: Our Heritage & Crafts scheme deadline is 31st July and our Music scheme deadline is 31st August.
  3. Do you accept late applications?
    • The Radcliffe Trust receives more applications than we are able to support. Therefore, to be fair to those that have submitted their applications in good time, we will not consider late applications.
  4. Is it possible to get a faster decision?
    • We take care to present projects to the Trustees with the maximum consideration and this can take up to six months. No decisions are final until the minutes of the meeting have been approved.
  5. Can I apply as an individual?
    • We do not accept applications from individuals, only from organisations. Please see the specific scheme criteria for the ways in which the Trust supports individuals.
  6. I work with a not-for-profit organisation, can I apply?
    • The Radcliffe Trust does accept applications from CICs, CIOs and other not-for-profit organisations. However we will ask for copies of your accounts.
  7. How much can I ask for?
    • Grants are generally in the region of £1,000-£5,000. Applications for grants in excess of £10,000 as a one-off payment will generally not be considered.
  8. If my organisation has received three years of consecutive (not continuous) funding from The Radcliffe Trust, can we apply for further support?
    • Yes, but only after a two-year break.
      The Trust will not generally support a single organisation for more than three years without a break. If you have received three years of consecutive funding you may apply again after a two year break. Exceptions to this rule are partnerships approved by the Trustees.
  9. What costs can I include in my application?
    • Please see scheme specific criteria for the ways in which the Trust is prepared to support organisational costs.
  10. I have more than one project that could be eligible. Can I put multiple projects into my application?
    • We will only consider one project for each application, so you must choose which project you think will most closely match the interests of the Trustees.
  11. Can I apply to both the Music Scheme and the Heritage & Crafts Scheme in a single grant round?
    • You cannot submit more than one application per organisation for each grant round, per scheme. However, you if you feel your project straddles both Music and Heritage & Crafts, you can apply to both schemes in the same grant round. However, we do ask you to make it clear on the applications that you have submitted to both schemes.
  12. I would like to make an application to the Music Scheme on behalf of a Quartet or Ensemble; is that possible?
    • We do accept applications from Quartets and Ensembles for Music Scheme applications.
  13. My project could fit into more than one category within the Music Scheme, what should I put?
    • Select the category most closely matching your project and if the Adviser wishes to reassign the category he or she will do so. There is no restriction on the number of applications accepted within any particular category; this is used to help us assess the variety of applications we receive.
  14. Can I send additional material in support of my application?
    • If we feel that additional information would help our assessment of your application, for example brochures, programmes or CVs, we will contact you to request it.
  15. Can I send photographs of my project?
    • If you feel photographs would clarify your application please attach no more than two using the budget upload option.
  16. If my application is unsuccessful can I still submit another application in the next grant round?
    • If your application is unsuccessful you are welcome to submit another application in the next grant round.If your application is successful you must not reapply for 12 months, or until the project previously supported has been completed, unless asked to reapply by the Trustees.
  17. Do you provide feedback on applications?
    • We do not provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
  18. Do you visit all successful applicants?
    • The Trustees or Advisers do not visit all grantees, but may visit if they feel it is appropriate.

If you have a question regarding the Heritage & Crafts scheme, please call our Administrator on 01285 841900


  • Beneficiaries will be asked to send a letter of acknowledgement on receipt of the grant for auditing purposes
  • Payment of each annual instalment of a grant is conditional on receipt of a satisfactory report of the previous year
  • A final report is required on all grants given
  • All reports should highlight the impact the grant has had and any significant learning that has come out of the project and that will be built on for the future