Please check the eligibility and exclusions before applying

General Eligibility

  • applications must be on behalf of a UK Charity, Not-For-Profit, or Exempt organisation
  • applications must be for a specific project and not for a general appeal, or endowment fund
  • applicants must be based in the UK
  • bursaries and other support fees will normally be paid to the training organisation
  • if you have applied before, it must be at least a year since your last successful application
  • if your organisation has received three years of consecutive (not continuous) funding from The Radcliffe Trust, you can apply again, but only after a one-year break

General Exclusions

  • no retrospective grants
  • no general appeals or endowment funds
  • we do not accept applications from individuals, only from organisations

Music Scheme specific eligibility and exclusions
Applications are considered under eight 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 U.K. 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

The Music scheme does not support:

  • operating costs – although a reasonable management fee may be included for project administration
  • competitions
  • capital projects
  • projects which mainly involve popular music

Please read our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on our Music Scheme page if you have any further questions before applying.

To submit an application, please CLICK HERE.