Radcliffe Trust

The Radcliffe Trust was established in 1714 as a charitable trust under the will of Dr. John Radcliffe, the most eminent physician of his day. The Trust makes grants principally in two sectors: Music and Heritage & Crafts.

Music Grants

The Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research.

Heritage & Crafts Grants

The Trust supports the development of the skills, knowledge and experience that underpin the UK’s traditional cultural heritage and crafts sectors. This includes support for craft and conservation training, for practical projects, particularly those that include a strong training element, and for strategic and capacity-building projects which demonstrate clear benefits to the sector. However, the Trust will consider other projects, should they fall broadly within its remit. The Trust wishes to promote standards of excellence through all its support.

Annual Music deadlines: 31 January and 31 August.
Annual Heritage & Crafts deadlines: 31 January and 31 July.

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