The Trust is active in raising the profile of women composers by funding people who promote their music to the widest possible circle. It supports people giving concerts, making recordings, radio or television programmes, or publishing music and books in ways that significantly bring attention to this repertoire.
This could include composers like Amy Beach, Mary Carr Moor and Gena Branscombe from this 1932 photo of the Washington National League of American Pen Women. The Trust's purpose is to widen the circle of people hearing women's music, and to fuel interest in it.
The scheme is open to any individual or organisation involved in the performance of music by women. Awards are made four times a year, on a competitive basis, to an annual total of £40,000. Typically a grant will be between £500 and £3,000.