D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust Grant Programme

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Last date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Country: 
United Kingdom

Detailed Description

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust is encouraging to fund charities that are registered and operating in United Kingdom for the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement.

Funding Information

  • The Trust makes grants which are usually in the range £500 – £5,000.

Funding Priorities

The Arts

  • Promotion of access, education and excellence in the arts for young people to increase their opportunities to become involved outside school and to build future audiences with special emphasis on choral singing for children and young people to encourage recruitment into choirs;
  • Access to the arts for the elderly and people who have least access to them;
  • Performance development opportunities in the performing arts for those in the early stages of their careers, encouraging involvement in the community through performances and workshops for the benefit of those with special needs and those who would otherwise have no opportunity to hear or participate in a live performance;
  • Support for charities seeking to engage with young people on the fringes of society through music and drama projects to improve their employability and diminish the risk of social exclusion.

Medical Welfare

  • Provision of music and art therapy to improve quality of life, and in palliative care and in hospices, especially hospices operating in low income and/or remote parts of the UK;
  • Support for charities concerned with alleviating the suffering of adults and children with medical conditions who have difficulty finding support through traditional sources;
  • The welfare of those who care for others through the provision of breaks for careers without regular support – and with emphasis on projects and schemes that allow young careers to enjoy being children;
  • Support for charities seeking to engage with young people on the fringes of society to improve their employability and diminish the risk of social exclusion.

The Environment

  • Conservation of the countryside and its woodlands, with emphasis on the encouragement of voluntary work and active involvement in hands-on activities, particularly activities that bring about positive changes in the lives of young people;
  • Protection of species within the UK and their habitats under threat or in decline;
  • Heritage conservation within the UK based on value to, and use by the local community – the Trust favours projects that seek to create a new use for fine buildings of architectural and historic merit to encourage the widest possible cross-section of use. (The Trust does not normally support major restorations but may support a specific element if identified as appropriate to the aims of the Trust);
  • Rural crafts and skills in heritage conservation, with emphasis on increasingly rare skills that would otherwise be lost;
  • Social and therapeutic horticulture: projects that use gardening or other environmental activities to bring about positive changes in the lives of those who are living with disabilities or ill health.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be UK Registered Charities, operating in the UK for the benefit of UK residents, and the organization’s annual returns to the Charity Commission, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland must be up-to-date.

Source: http://www.doylycartecharitabletrust.org/how-to-apply/

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