The National Children’s Orchestras (NCO) received a Covid 19 Music Hardship Grant from The Radcliffe Trust in July 2020.  NCO is an organisation that works with exceptional young people aged seven to 14 years old to experience the joy of orchestral playing. NCO’s award in July 2020 helped fund pivotal ‘replacement’ digital activity for 438 […]

The Radcliffe Trust was very proud to support The English Concert with a grant to present Britain’s Orpheus, as part of the Trust’s Covid 19 Music Hardship programme. The grant enabled a series of six live-streamed concerts from stunning locations celebrating the music of Handel and Purcell. Learn more about Britain’s Orpheus here   https://englishconcert.co.uk/britains-orpheus/. The […]

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 […]

The Trust has made a range of grants to organisations responding to the current pandemic in innovative ways.  As part of this programme the Trust has made a grant to Help Musicians UK for its hardship fund. For more information visit www.helpmusicians.org.uk.  

In response to the huge challenges Heritage and Craft makers and businesses are facing at present, The Radcliffe Trust has made a grant to The Crafts Council for a hardship fund.  The fund launched on 17th June 2020. The Crafts Council has consulted with Icon, the Heritage Crafts Association and The Guild of Master Craftsmen, […]

A commemorative plaque, paid for by The Radcliffe Trust, is now installed on the wall of the Old Radcliffe Infirmary. A ‘socially distanced’ unveiling took place in May 2020, and a more formal event is planned for when lock-down restrictions are eased. The plaque reads; “To honour the doctors and nurses and all who cared […]

The Radcliffe Trust is proud to be partnering Wigmore Hall in an important series of chamber music commissions.  Initiated as part of our Tercentenary, the series fell naturally into two parts, the first comprising six new string quartets; and the second, a quartet, sextet, and octet commissioned from 2016 through to 2019. The composers are […]

The 25th September 2018 marked the unveiling of the statue of Dr John Radcliffe, situated at Green Templeton College, Oxford. The Radcliffe Trust has a long history with the city and University of Oxford having provided funding to build the Radcliffe Camera, the Radcliffe Observatory and the Radcliffe Infirmary. Given the Trust’s Tercentenary, it seemed […]

In 2014-2015 The Radcliffe Trust commemorated the 300th anniversary of its establishment by Dr John Radcliffe of Oxford.  As part of its Tercentenary, the Trust celebrated the achievements of the many extraordinary organisations and individuals it has supported over the years with the Balfour of Burleigh Tercentenary Prizes for Exceptional Achievement in Crafts. These prizes […]