The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust is accepting applications to fund charities that are registered and operating in the United Kingdom for the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement.
The Trust supports a diverse range of charities seeking in some way to enhance and improve people’s lives.
- The Arts
- Promotion of access, education, excellence, and diversity in the arts with emphasis on choral singing for children and young people to encourage recruitment into choirs.
- 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, and inspire, 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.
- 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 carers and projects and schemes that allow young carers to enjoy being children
- 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 and help them to experience the value of nature.
- 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 a bout positive changes in the lives of those who are living wi th disabilities or ill-health.
The Trust makes grants which are usually in the range £500 – £6,000.
Applicants must be UK Registered Charities, operating in the UK for the benefit of UK residents, and the organisation’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
For more information, visit https://doylycartecharitabletrust.org/how-to-apply/