£5,000-£15,000

Youth Music Programme

Grants are available to a range of organisations for music projects in England that increase the number of children and young people across England who have the opportunity to take part in high-quality musical activities, particularly those who are experiencing challenging circumstances and who face barriers to music making.

1989 Willan Charitable Trust

Registered charities based in, or benefitting, residents of Teesside, County Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland may apply. Local charitable organisations are viewed more favourably than large national organisations.

Community and voluntary groups that are not able to register as charities may apply with a letter of support from a suitable registered charity (such as a local CVS) which is willing to hold the grant on their behalf.

Priority will be given to projects which address one or both of the following:

The Wixamtree Trust

The Wixamtree Trust is a general grant-making Trust whose Trustees have decided to focus most of their support on organisations and projects based or operating in Bedfordshire.

Funding is intended to support registered charities and local community organisations with general charitable purposes for the benefit of residents in Bedfordshire.

Registered charities and other charitable organisations which are either based or running projects and services in Bedfordshire can apply.

Minimum Value of the grant is £1,000. Maximum Value is £10,000.

Calmcott Trust

The Calmcott Trust offers grants to charitable organisations active in the UK, particularly Yorkshire.
The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking projects in the following areas:

  • Health.
  • Education.
  • Social welfare.The arts.

Applicants should note that the Trust does not maintain a website or an email address.
Applications must be made in writing.
The value of funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.

Aurelius Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations involved with conservation of culture inherited from the past and the dissemination of knowledge, particularly in the humanities field.

The Aurelius Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in England or Wales. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in the North East of England.

The Trust supports a wide range of activities including education and training, environment and conservation, arts and culture as well as general charitable purposes. The Trust’s principal aim is to identify and meet the local needs of the area in which Dame Catherine was brought up and resided.

Last year, the trust awarded around £970,000 in charitable donations.

Grants of between £250 and £100,000 are available.