As you can imagine we receive many more applications which fall within our declared objects than the Foundation is able to fund, so please do not feel too discouraged if you are unsuccessful.
We cannot consider any funding request made within 24 months of the outcome of a previous application, whether a grant was received or not.
Trustees would be minded to consider projects around Victorian art and architecture and/or connected to music and the performing arts.
We are unlikely to support one-off events such as galas, festivals or individual performances.
The Trustees are unlikely to agree funding towards a theatrical tour.
We do not provide raffle prizes.
The projects that the Foundation support are varied in size and scope and every application is considered on its own merits. In most cases and where appropriate, the Trustees would expect you to have secured a significant proportion of funding prior to sending in your application. There are no formal guidelines on the amount you can apply for and we invite you to use your discretion.
The Trustees of the Foundation have decided to prioritise UK based projects.
The Trustees look favourably upon projects that provide an ongoing benefit and will consider multi-year projects.
Yes, the Trustees are more likely to support something that works towards a qualification, award or recognition of attainment.
The Trustees are unlikely to support pilot projects.
The Trustees are unlikely to support these types of projects.
The Foundation gives priority to funding organisations such as charities, companies and community trusts, whose projects can be verified by third parties and does not directly fund individuals.
No, all scholarships are awarded by the schools/colleges directly.
No, it is the Trustees' policy to support UK students only.
The Trustees aim to meet three to four times a year.
The process generally takes between 3 to 5 months from the date your application is received.Please note that once your application form is received, we may contact you to request further information however it is possible that no further contact is made until the outcome of your application.
The deadline for applications to be considered at the next Trustee meeting in Spring 2018 is 5 January 2018.
Due to the volume of enquiries we receive, we regret it is not often possible to have a preliminary meeting before a written application is made. Your application should be made electronically via our online application process.
Due to the volume of applications received, the paperwork for unsuccessful applications is not retained and therefore it is not possible to comment on individual cases in any detail. As well as considering the quality of the activity in relation to the arts, the trustees will also take various factors into account such as previous grants, costs, available resources, sustainability of the project, commercial aspect of the organisation and the viability of the project’s budget. These factors are examples and not exhaustive and while the Foundation aims to support as many good projects as possible, it is unfortunately not possible to support them all. Please click on this link to our Qualifying Projects page for further information.
Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Yes, we ask that you send us a progress update every 3 months whilst the project is ongoing. When the project is complete you will be required to send us a Grant Recipient Activity Report.
Applications in the first instance are screened by Foundation staff to ensure that sufficient information has been submitted. If your application is shortlisted for a grant, we may contact you to request further detailed information about you / your organisation and your specific project. If your application is successful following short listing, it will be presented to the Trustees at their next available meeting, after which we will contact you with the outcome.
Please note that the Trustees cannot enter into a dialogue about individual applications and their decision is final.