This guide sets out the information which applicants for grants from the RVW Trust must provide. It should be read alongside the statement of current grant-making policy. If you are in any doubt about the eligibility of your application, or have any questions about how to apply, please email us or ring the Trust office (020 7223 3385) before submitting it.
The Trust does not issue an application form except for candidates for funding of postgraduate courses in composition. If you intend to apply for postgrad funding, please use the form available on the postgrad page. (The following guidelines do not apply to applicants for postgraduate courses.)
All applications must, as far as possible, include the following information:
The Trust will usually only fund up to 50% of the cost of any event. If you have not yet raised 50% you may still apply but any grant from the Trust will be contingent upon your raising the balance from other sources.
Any significant changes to your project must be notified to the Trust immediately and, particularly in the case of changes in repertoire, may result in a grant being withdrawn or modified.
The Trustees usually meet three times a year, in February, June and October, to consider applications. Applications for consideration at these meetings should reach the Administrator by 2 January, 1 May or 1 September. Prospective applicants are advised to check the exact meeting deadlines in plenty of time. The Trustees do not consider applications between meetings nor do they make retrospective grants. It is never too early to submit an application and the Trustees are happy to consider applications for any event well in advance of its planned date(s).
Email applications are welcomed, but please post any documents you were not able to email and a signed copy of your covering letter.
The RVW Trust is funded by performance royalties from Ralph Vaughan Williams's music. To enable the Trust to continue its work beyond 2028, when most of Vaughan Williams's music comes out of copyright, the Trustees have decided to set part of its income aside each year in order to build up reserves towards that point. It is therefore likely that the number and size of future grants will reflect this.
The RVW Trust does not use your data for any other purpose than assessing your application for funding; we do not share it with third parties. In making your funding application, you agree that it can be used for this purpose. If you do not agree to this, please inform us in writing when you make your application. If you have any queries regarding the personal information we hold about you, please address them to the Administrator, at the address below.
All correspondence should be addressed to:
13 Calico Row
London SW11 3YH
Tel. 020 7223 3385 Email email@example.com