The charity seeks to promote the works of British composers by supporting the performance of compositions that have been undeservedly neglected.

By providing grants, the charity focuses on the performance of new works and the subsequent performance of underperformed works, particularly chamber music, by British composers, including Francis Routh.

The charity supports a range of costs, normally up to £1,000, to facilitate the performance of deserving works by a composer, either living or dead, born in or resident in the UK. These can include:

  • Grants towards the cost of performance
  • Underwriting ticket income
  • Grants for typesetting/publishing material, including parts for performance
  • Grants for recording
  • Grants for the commission of new works with at least two performances

There is a biannual process for the allocation of the grants within available resources which takes place in the Spring and Autumn of each year. We have tried to make this as simple and streamlined as possible.

To apply for a grant please complete the short application form downloadable from the button below and send it to by the end of January or end of July. Decisions on grants are normally made within two to three months.

Full details of the process for the award of grants is available here.

The Terms and Conditions associated with the grant allocation process are available here.