Funding Opportunities


The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation

Grants up to £4,000 for the development of group music-making in the UK, especially involving young people in projects incorporating composition and creative ideas (application deadline 28 September 2018)

The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation provides small grants for the development of group music making in the United Kingdom, especially projects involving young people in projects incorporating composition and creative ideas. Funding is available for new and established projects.

Projects taking place in or out of school, college or university, or in community settings in the UK will be considered.

The Foundation likes to see composition as central to projects put forward for support. The Foundation will therefore also consider applications from organisations for group projects working with young composers. These could be projects and schemes offering innovative ways for young composers to develop their talents and experience through engaging with group musical activity.

The Foundation is especially interested in:

Grants of between £500 and £4,000 are available. The average grant is £2,000. Approximately 25% of all applicants are successful in securing a grant.

During the year ending 31 August 2017 the Foundation made just 10 awards totalling £22, 000.

In general, the Foundation is unlikely to fund a large scale project in which its contribution may be considered insignificant.

Funding is not available for:

The Foundation has one application round annually. The 2018 deadline for applications is Friday 28 September for projects starting from December 2018.

Applications should be sent in both electronic and paper format and include:

Title – organisation applying, project title and sum requested

Musical aspirations, aims, content and intended outcomes

Numbers and ages of participants with names of schools or other organisations which will benefit/participate in the project and a plan for recruitment if not working with pre-existing groups

The artistic leadership of the project – named and with experience detailed

Project plan including the start date, time frame, number of sessions and where it will take place

The management of the project and plans for evaluation.

Further information is available on the Michael Tippett Music Foundation website

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The Coral Samuel Charitable Trust

Grants for registered charities carrying out educational, welfare and cultural projects (applications may be made at any time)

The Coral Samuel Charitable Trust provides grants to registered charities throughout the UK for projects that promote:

Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £25,000.

During the year ending 5 April 2017 the Trust’s charitable expenditure was £296,985

There is no requirement for match funding.

Past awards have included:

A full list of awards made during the year can usually be found towards the end of the Trust’s annual accounts. While the 2017 accounts have not yet been posted on the Charity Commission site, this LINK takes you to the accounts for 2016 (see pages 10-11 for a list of funded organisations).

Funding is not available for individuals.

PLEASE NOTE: the Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.

Applications may be made in writing at any time to:

Coral Samuel Charitable Trust

Smith & Williamson

25 Moorgate



Tel: 020 71314376

(The Trust does not advertise an email address.)

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Foodie Fundraising Opportunity for Charities & Groups

Charities, community groups and good causes are being offered support with events to help them raise funds.

Two restaurants in Swindon (Bengal Square in Peatmoor and Mantra in Old Town) are offering Swindon and Wiltshire charities, community groups and good causes support with fundraising by hosting a charity night at one of the two restaurants.

This is at no cost the the charity or group and the charity/group gets to keep all the profits from the event.

If this is of interest to you please contact 01793-887799 or email

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