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
  • 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
  • miscellaneous

The Music scheme does not support:

  • operating costs
  • competitions
  • capital projects
  • applications from individual mainstream primary or secondary schools
  • in the case of commission applications, it is essential that the application includes the name(s) of lead commission composer(s)

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

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