The Radcliffe Trust has provided awards to the Royal Northern College of Music, for UK postgraduate composition students. Celebrating its 50th birthday in 2023, the RNCM is recognised as one of the world’s most forward-thinking conservatoires. Home to over 900 students from more than 60 countries, it is dedicated to providing an outstanding education that […]

Radcliffe Trust support for The Heritage Crafts Association Heritage Crafts is the operating name of The Heritage Crafts Association, the national charity for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional […]

The grant from the Radcliffe Trust has enabled Drake Music Scotland to have both weekly in-person rehearsals and live performances for disabled musicians. With rehearsals and performances returning to live, in-person events, participants have been able to increase their socialisation again after the detrimental effects of staying isolated during lockdown. They were able to take […]

Thanks to support from the Radcliffe Trust, Aimée Bou Rizk, Museum Assistant at the Archaeological Museum at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was selected to undertake a training opportunity as part of this project. Aimée spent three months at the British Museum gaining experience in glass conservation, preventative conservation, object assessment and documentation alongside […]

The Vulcan Hotel was built in Newtown, Cardiff during the 19th century and opened its doors in 1853. At that time Cardiff was growing from being a small town to the most important coal port in the world.  Newtown, now gone, was known as Little Ireland because it was home to many Irish people who came across […]

Two years on from the start of the pandemic, we are becoming used to the ‘new normal’, even if we are not necessarily at ease with it. As a long-standing funder and supporter of the Heritage and Crafts sector, we were aware that such organisations had been adversely affected by Covid-19. Wishing to know more […]

In May 2021, Coventry became the UK City of Culture, delivering a 365-day, city-wide programme of world class arts and cultural activity. Their flagship Music Programme celebrates Coventry’s musical heritage, from Britten’s War Requiem to the Dr Who theme. While showcasing local talent old and new and raising Coventry’s music profile both nationally and internationally, the programme […]

Thanks to funding from The Radcliffe Trust, the Puppetry Making Associate has been able to participate in a variety of projects across Little Angel Theatre. From creating crafting content for their YouTube channel to designing window displays for a local business, they have helped to spread the magic of puppetry throughout Islington and the world. […]

The Radcliffe Trust’s recent grant enabled Jessie’s Fund to continue to provide musical experiences for vulnerable children despite lockdown. The Fund created interactive music videos designed to be easy to follow, excellent quality musically, and tailor-made to help children, their families and teachers to make music together, whether at home or in school. Jessie’s Fund […]

The Radcliffe Trust supported the Academy of St Martin in the Fields’ digital campaign during lockdown, aimed at creating work for its musicians and expanding the amount of audio visual footage of the orchestra that is available online. The Academy successfully raised £100,000 from a number of sources, enabling them to fund streamed broadcasts of […]