Grant Making Policy

1. The principal areas in which the RVW Trust currently makes grants are:

2. In obedience to the Founder's wishes, Trust funds are not applied for the furtherance or performance of his own works.
Support for projects involving the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams may be supported by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust

3. The Trust does not make grants for:

4. Requests for commission fees will not be considered unless there is a planned second performance, at least, of any new work.

5. Concerts by university and conservatoire orchestras and ensembles will only be considered in the most exceptional circumstances

6. With applications for support for the commissioning or performance of works by younger composers (i.e. those who have just graduated or are studying at post-graduate level), priority will be given to those whom the Trust has already supported as students.

7. The Trust will give grants for the relief of poverty among musicians only in very exceptional circumstances. This reflects the Founder's wishes, and the Trust's belief that this purpose is on the whole adequately served by other organisations.

Before making an application to the RVW Trust you should make sure that you have read the guidelines for applicants which are available on this website. If you are still not sure whether your project qualifies for consideration by the Trust please telephone 020 7223 3385 or email