The Idlewild Trust is a grant making trust that supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the UK. The Trust awards around £120,000 each year in grants and considers making grants of up to £5,000.
The Trust funds projects, events and performances within the performing arts including music, dance, poetry, drama and film. The Trust will need to be satisfied that the work is of a high standard and will attract an audience from outside its immediate community, if not nationally. Priority is generally given to projects of a national interest with a national or regional audience.