How to apply

Criteria for eligibility

Applicants from organisations and individuals must be UK-based.

We seek to support artists and musicians of the very highest calibre to ensure that exceptional talent has every opportunity to flourish. Although not exclusively, the Trust has a particular interest in providing support and opportunities for emerging artists and musicians who come from the north west of England (this is not a criterion for applications).

Applications must demonstrate financial need as well as responsible governance.


The trustees meet once a year to consider applications, usually in May/June. Applications may be submitted at any time, and may be circulated to trustees before the meeting to allow time to request further information.

Please describe your project in full and attach all supporting documents, including a clear budget and appropriate testimonials.

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