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‘Set up by Lord Lloyd Webber in 1992 to promote the arts, culture and heritage for the public benefit. In 2010, the Foundation embarked on an active grant-giving programme and has now awarded grants of over £18M to support high-quality training and personal development as well as other projects that make a real difference to enrich the quality of life both for individuals and within local communities.’

* Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)132
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)152

'A UK arts charity. We believe that all musically talented young people should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, whatever their background. We carefully target our resources to give talented children from lower income families the best possible chance to flourish and grow ...'

* Awards for Young Musicians
VISITS (to the Website)163
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)180

'Helps to support young musicians on the threshold of an international career to reach the next stage of their development and brings some of the world’s most promising new talent to listeners across the UK through BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.'

* BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists
VISITS (to the Website)170
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)284

'Helps outstanding young musicians to develop and sustain international careers with awards that fund tailor-made projects. However, the Trust considers the value of receiving a BBT Award or Fellowship to be far greater than the direct financial assistance given. It aims to provide advice, guidance and contacts as well as public relations exposure for artists’ BBT-funded projects. Winners receive a high profile on the BBT website, with audio and video material included where appropriate, and via its news and e-newsletters. BBT artists join a family that supports them in advancing their careers ... BBT Communities was launched in October 2018 to reward organisations that enhance the life of a community through music.’

* Borletti-Buitoni Trust
VISITS (to the Website)213
Also indexedBBT Communities
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)303

'Offers professional-calibre instrument loans for up to five years to young, gifted musicians at a stage in their career when little other help is available.'

* Cherubim Music Trust
VISITS (to the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)183

'Oxford's College Chapels provide outstanding opportunities for participating in liturgical music as well as offering exceptional performance, touring and recording experience. Many colleges offer awards to singers and organists who contribute to this aspect of college life ...'

* Choral and Organ Awards [Oxford]
VISITS (to the Website)142
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)284

'Through an annual competitive audition process we select classical soloists and chamber ensembles, as well as jazz, folk and world musicians. These "CMF Artists" then engage in an innovative two-year programme which includes artistic and business mentoring as well as professional development workshops. These cover a range of topics such as managing finances, tax and pensions, legal input on copyright and contracts, plus presentation and interview skills, promotion and publicity strategies and much more.' As well as the ‘Events curated and promoted by City Music Foundation’ in London - and which are indexed here - the Website also provides details of a number of concerts and recitals elsewhere in the UK featuring current CMF Artists.

 

* City Music Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)230
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)171
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Trust was founded in 1958 by the Countess of Munster (Hilary Wilson), who devoted her life to music and who was herself a pianist of considerable talent. Lady Munster’s generous endowment, from which the Trust’s annual income is derived, currently provides assistance to postgraduate musicians amounting to around £250,000 each year.'

* Countess of Munster Musical Trust
VISITS (to the Website)141
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)128

‘Established in memory of the eminent pianist and teacher Harold Craxton. The first awards were made in 1978 and since that time over four hundred awards have been given to instrumentalists and pianists. Awards of between £400 - £1,000 are made every two years [2019] following an audition and interview. Assistance includes helping fund post-graduate studies, private lessons, fees or travel expenses to attend competitions and courses to other special projects such as the costs of concert publicity or a demo CD ... Many of today's leading musicians have benefited from awards given by the Craxton Memorial Trust and we are proud to have helped them in their early careers.’

* Craxton Memorial Trust
VISITS (to the Website)24
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)48

'Objectives are: (1) To assist talented classical musicians (comprising qualified instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers, arrangers and the like) who aspire to wider recognition by providing additional opportunities for them to present their work to the public; and (2) To help educate the public by presenting the work of such musicians through recognised professional channels (comprising concerts, operas, recitals, lectures, master classes, publications, broadcasts, recordings, web-casts and the like).'

* Gemma Classical Music Trust
VISITS (to the Website)108
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)138

‘The Golsoncott Foundation, established as a Charitable Trust in July 1998 from the estate of the artist and sculptor Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995) is an arts-funding trust whose declared object is ... to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and in particular ... the fine arts and music ... The Trustees meet in February, May, August, November. Those applications deemed suitable out of the many received are then considered for final determination. Grants rarely exceed £3,000, and are given on a non-recurrent basis with some exceptions. Applications from individuals seeking funding for academic or vocational courses are not accepted ...’

* Golsoncott Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)19
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)47

‘Founded as a tribute to the late Gordon Robinson, founder member of the Northampton Schools Orchestra’s Association. It exists to support the work of the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust by offering financial assistance to young music makers.’ Grants normally only available to musicians based in Northamptonshire.

* Gordon Robinson Memorial Trust
VISITS (to the Website)79
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)190

‘Established as an Educational Trust by the Hattori Family and granted charity status in 1992. The aim of the Foundation in the field of music is to encourage and assist exceptionally talented young instrumental soloists or chamber ensembles who are British Nationals or resident in the UK and whose talent and achievements give promise of an international career.’

* Hattori Foundation for Music & The Arts
VISITS (to the Website)70
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)118

'The leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement. We help at times of crisis, but also at times of opportunity, giving people the extra support they need at a crucial stage that could make or break their career.'

* Help Musicians UK
VISITS (to the Website)242
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)206

‘Established in 1997 for the “Advancement of public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of Music and allied performing arts”. The Trust's benefactor, Mr H R Taylor, who lived in Cheam, Surrey, and died in 1996, was devoted to music throughout his life and wished to encourage the growth of music-making and live performance by people of all ages. Since 1997, the Trust has provided financial support for a range of musical activities in Surrey and adjacent areas. Through partnership arrangements with the Royal College of Music, the University of Surrey and certain other national bodies it extends its support to musically gifted British residents beyond its core geographical area ... Q: Can anyone apply? A: Only schools, amateur choirs, orchestras and operatic societies, and musically talented individuals based in Surrey and adjacent areas.’

* Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trust
VISITS (to the Website)134
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)219

‘This is a musical scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding, young musician either born or educated in Cumbria. The Award is competed for annually in a Preliminary Round Concert and a Finals Concert, to both of which the public are invited. The winner receives a cheque for £1000 and the Reg Griffiths Trophy. The runner-up receives a cheque for £500 and the Geoffrey Blake Trophy. The other two finalists each receive £250. All other competitors each receive £50 toward the expense of competing ... You should have been born/educated in Cumbria and be aged 16-22 at the beginning of July in the year of the competition. You must have passed Grade 8 or be currently studying at grade 8 standard.’

* Keldwyth Cumbrian Young Musicians Award
VISITS (to the Website)81
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)174

‘Mission is to help young keyboard players reduce the element of chance in building a professional musical career. The Trust identifies the most talented young performers (aged 18-30) and assists their development by offering them opportunities to perform throughout the world. For the most gifted, this means débuts in London, New York, Mexico, Berlin, Rome and other music capitals.’

* Keyboard Charitable Trust
VISITS (to the Website)89
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)189

‘Formed in 1963 to promote young artists of exceptional talent and, at the beginning of their careers, to provide them with a platform at a major London venue. Since then the Society's panel of distinguished musicians has developed a reputation for “spotting” tomorrow's stars in the making ... Only those who have permission to live and perform in the UK for at least three years may apply. The Society considers applications from solo pianists, instrumental duos and small ensembles. At present we regret that we cannot offer auditions to singers.‘

* Kirckman Concert Society
VISITS (to the Website)72
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)112
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A charitable Trust whose principal object is to help young professional musicians to purchase high quality instruments, appropriate to their careers, which they would not otherwise be able to afford ... Loans are ONLY made for instruments which will be used for public performance, with the special exception of practice organs and pianos for organists and pianists who have already achieved public recognition as soloists or accompanists.‘

* Loan Fund for Musical Instruments
VISITS (to the Website)29
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)51

'An independent charity with the Mayor of London as Patron. We provide grants of around £300,000 every year to enable thousands of children and young people across every London borough to develop their musical potential, through 4-year Scholarships and with project opportunities to learn from and perform alongside professionals.'

* London Music Fund
VISITS (to the Website)102
Also indexedMayor's Music Fund for Young Londoners
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)261

'Charitable Trust established by the composer to encourage the music of the future ... We are a small Foundation with funds from the royalties generated by performances, broadcasts and publication of the works of composer Michael Tippett (1905-98). When he set up the Foundation, Tippett said he wanted the funds to go towards young musicians and composers, not towards promoting his own works ...'

* Michael Tippett Musical Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)91
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)214

'Are you an organist, a singer/chorister or instrumentalist of a very high standard? If you’d like to combine specialist musical experience with a Cambridge degree, you should consider applying for one of our Music Awards ...'

 

* Music Awards [Cambridge]
VISITS (to the Website)167
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)238

'The Worshipful Company of Musicians has an illustrious past. With roots in the Middle Ages, we have survived war, revolution and over 500 years of changing fashions. Today, we remain as committed as ever to preserving music excellence for many generations to come. We offer awards for postgraduate study in music and performance opportunities to promote our award-winners at the start of their professional careers.'

 

* Musicians’ Company
VISITS (to the Website)160
Also indexedThe Worshipful Company of Musicians
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)313
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A registered charity set up to promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland. It does this by making grants to cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions.'

* Ouseley Church Music Trust
VISITS (to the Website)72
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)210

‘Creating opportunity for young musicians ... Given the free use of Park Lane House, 45 Park Lane, London W1 in 1956, the PLG was founded in order to: * Provide a prominent platform for outstanding young musicians; * Organise notable and imaginative musical occasions; * Celebrate the lives and work of great musicians.’

* Park Lane Group
VISITS (to the Website)150
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)178
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Set up in 2012 to give young musicians a chance of gaining substantial funding to help them continue their musical studies. The bursary is going into its fourth competition and in 2018 the prize fund available will be £18,000. The bursary competition takes place every two years, and runs over a course of rounds in the form of a video entry followed by two live performances. Since the first competition in 2012, the bursary has been continuously growing - expanding its range to include surrounding cities, but whilst still encouraging the local musicians that are at the core of the bursary's foundation.’ Eligibility ’Aged 17 to 21 years ... All who live within a 30 mile radius of The Colne Muni.’

* Pendle Young Musicians’ Bursary
VISITS (to the Website)100
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)187

‘The Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, administered by the Philharmonia Orchestra, has given invaluable support to countless young musicians since 1968. Its anonymous founder and benefactor provided enough money to enable exceptionally talented students to bridge the difficult gap between full-time study and professional status ... With the support of its donors and after an extensive review, the Philharmonia Orchestra re-designed the scheme in 2016 to form the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme. This is a more enhanced offer for young musicians, supporting those instrumentalists who are specifically seeking an orchestral career and connecting them to the wider life of the Philharmonia and the expertise within its membership.‘

* Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme
VISITS (to the Website)14
Also indexedMartin Musical Scholarship Fund
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)70

‘Have helped kick start the careers of artists including Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Watts and Craig Ogden, by providing up-and-coming classical musicians with performing opportunities with Making Music’s 3,200+ Group members. In the current economic climate, where arts funding is scarcer than ever, it can be tough for amateur music groups to engage high-quality soloists for their concerts. The £120 for soloists and £180 for accompanied artists subsidy we provide makes it realistic for our members to book these talented musicians at the start of their careers, who in turn get crucial real-world performance experience and opportunities to raise their profile.’

* Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists
VISITS (to the Website)92
Also indexedMaking Music
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)105

'One of Britain’s oldest charities, founded in 1714 by the will of Dr John Radcliffe. Today, The Radcliffe Trust continues his charitable bequest through the support of Music and Heritage & Crafts ... The Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training, especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. The Trustees respond to applications and also initiate their own projects.'

* Radcliffe Trust
VISITS (to the Website)112
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)128

‘Was set up in 1970 with money given by Maisie and Evelyn Radford to advance musical education and to help musicians in Cornwall. The Radford sisters were well known for their work in music in the county since they came to live in Cornwall in 1911 ... Their concern was always that individuals should be able to realise their musical potential and that they should not be held back by lack of opportunity to study. The Trustees have fulfilled this purpose in a variety of ways. Grants have been awarded for tuition and for help with advanced studies, loans and grants have made possible the purchase of better instruments for advanced students and the Trust has run orchestral courses and workshops for players of all stages.‘

* Radford Charitable Trust
VISITS (to the Website)95
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)173

'Set up to support young people who wish to pursue an interest in music ... You must be below the age of 21 at the time of making your application ... You must live in, or be educated in, the area of Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole ... You must be following, or intending to follow, a course of musical education or individual performance tuition; OR you must be a practising musician ...'

* Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians
VISITS (to the Website)113
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)324
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A non-profit organisation dedicated to the support of jazz education in the United Kingdom, and beyond.’

* Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)100
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)175

The Royal Society of Musicians is Britain’s oldest music charity and its aims remain as relevant today as they were in the earliest years – to provide immediate financial assistance to musicians unable to work due to accident, illness or old age. Being a charity run by musicians for musicians, the Society is uniquely placed to fully understand the challenges faced within the profession.’

* Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain
VISITS (to the Website)23
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)55

‘The RVW Trust is one of the most significant sources in the UK of funding for contemporary and recent British music. The Trust was established by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) in 1956 and it continues to fulfill the purposes he intended. The Trust is not able to make grants towards the performance or promotion of the works of the Founder ... The RVW Trust exists primarily to assist British composers who have not yet achieved a national reputation.’

* RVW Trust
VISITS (to the Website)47
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)64

'Samling - through performance and learning opportunities – nurtures young classical singers and piano accompanists. From students to emerging professionals, hundreds of young artists have benefited since the charity was founded in 1996. They see their time with Samling as their springboard and inspiration ... We do not accept unsolicited applications from individuals for Samling Artist Programme. The young artists who we work with must first be recommended to us for an audition ,,,'

* Samling
VISITS (to the Website)69
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)165

‘The idea of a Performing Arts Foundation came from the founder Sue Hooper in the late 1990’s ... Sue was aware that there were many talented young people in every discipline of the Performing Arts, who were totally committed to learning and further developing their skills at Regional and National level, but with limited funding to do so. She was aware that funding opportunities for middle of the road skills were very limited, and she saw a gap in which a Bursary Trust may be able to assist ... In July 2000 the Sue Hooper Charitable Foundation was set up following a large donation from its founder Sue Hooper ... Since then several thousands of pounds has been donated to young musicians for instruments, Regional and National auditions, competitions, workshops and equipment ... Applications are considered for students in the Saltash PL12 area. Consideration is also given to applicants in the County of Cornwall.’

* Sue Hooper Charitable Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)74
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)171

‘A young charity that provides financial support to music students of exceptional talent but limited means. Talent, past performance and financial background are taken into consideration when assessing those who are selected for help ... We lend a hand to at least 12 music students per annum and give out about £12000-13000 in total. So far this money has come from ticket sales and small donations. Our aim at this point in the life of our charity is to find corporate sponsorships or very generous individuals to help us with our work ...’

* Talent Unlimted
VISITS (to the Website)92
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)109

‘Financially supporting young classical musicians when they need it most at the very start of their professional solo careers. By providing what are often modest sums to bridge that vulnerable gap between educational bursaries and working fees, the Trust aims to encourage these young musicians to persevere with their chosen career. In this way, the Trust aspires to preserve the legacy of the celebrated concert agency Ibbs & Tillett and also to ensure that the generous bequest from Mrs. Emmie Tillett, which enabled the charity to be founded in 1970, is put to enduring good use.’

* Tillett Trust
VISITS (to the Website)27
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)48

'Annual awards are open to young professional emerging chamber music groups based in the United Kingdom ... We do not make grants. The awards take the form of paid engagements with local Music Clubs throughout Scotland, usually arranged in short tours, the Trust being responsible for the artists’ fees and the Clubs contributing travel expenses and accommodation. The fees we pay are relatively modest but the value of the awards is that they provide invaluable platform experience and an introduction to the logistics of planning and carrying out tours.'

* Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians
VISITS (to the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)161

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (formally known as EMI Music Sound Foundation) is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and now generously supported by Universal Music. The Foundation’s aim is to improve access to music education in the UK & Ireland ... Provides two types of awards ... Instrument and/or Equipment awards which allows schools, music teachers and individuals in full time education to apply directly to the Foundation for assistance with the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment ... Bursary awards which allow students ... to apply for assistance with fees and/or living expenses.’

* Universal Music UK Sound Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)23
Also indexedEMI Music Sound Foundation
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)93

'A UK charity founded in 1984 that builds the careers of emerging classical artists. It is unique in providing sustained, intensive guidance, bespoke artist management and prolonged care over a 3-5 year period. YCAT selects artists who show international potential and works in partnership with many of the most important venues around the world, building strategic career development that enables young artists to flourish. YCAT’s past roster of artists is a testament to its unparalleled reputation in young artist development. YCAT holds rigorous annual auditions culminating in a showcase public final audition at Wigmore Hall in London. In addition to full general management YCAT provides professional media and publicity materials and promotes "presentation" series around the UK ...'

* YCAT
VISITS (to the Website)104
Also indexedYoung Classical Artists Trust
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)111

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