The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust to Fund Charities in the United Kingdom

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Deadline: 14 October 2019

Applications are open for The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust 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.

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Funding Information

Grant range is usually within £500 – £5,000.

Funding Categories

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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 opportunitiesin the performing artsforthose 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 charitiesseeking to engage with young people on the fringes ofsociety 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 carers without regular support – and with emphasis on projects and schemes that allow young carers to enjoy being children
  • Support for charitiesseeking to engage with young people on the fringes ofsociety to improve their employability and diminish the risk of social exclusion

The Environment

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  • 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 skillsin heritage conservation, with emphasis on increasingly rare skillsthat 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 illhealth

Eligibility Criteria

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.

How to Apply

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Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

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