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 […]

The Radcliffe Trust is very proud to collaborate with The Leche Trust to fund the first Wentworth Woodhouse Heritage Apprentice for his three year training programme.   Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the largest houses in Europe, it is a Grade I listed country house in the village of Wentworth, South Yorkshire. It was built […]

Founded in 1904 the Watts Gallery offers a unique insight into the life and work of ‘England’s Michelangelo’ George Frederic Watts and the designer and artist Mary Watts. The Radcliffe Trust awarded the Watts Gallery Trust a three year grant towards the salary of the Conservation Fellow, Sally Marriott, enabling the postholder to continue supporting […]

Cockpit, as it is known today began in 1986 when Camden Recycling created five starter units in Cockpit Yard for young, unemployed makers. In the early 2000s, a second location in Deptford was launched with a pioneering business support programme. Cockpit has launched the careers of some of the biggest names in contemporary craft. The […]

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 […]