History of the RVW Trust

The RVW Trust was established in 1956 by Ralph Vaughan Williams. He had always been a generous personal supporter of many musical and charitable purposes and he wanted to ensure that this support could continue after his death.

With the wholehearted support of his wife Ursula this charitable trust was established whereby the income from the Performing Rights in his music could be directed towards the purposes which he held dear.

In 1997 the constitution of the trust was brought up to date whilst its original purposes were maintained unchanged and it continues to honour the intentions and memory of the Founder.

The trust has an active board of trustees of which the current chairman is Hugh Cobbe, OBE, FSA. The trustees are supported by a group of specialist music advisers.

The Secretary to the trust is currently Hannah Vlček to whom all queries and applications should be directed.