Welcome to the website of the RVW Trust

The RVW Trust is one of the most significant sources in the UK of funding for contemporary and recent British music. The trust was established by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) in 1956 and it continues to fulfill the purposes he intended. The trust does not make grants towards the performance or promotion of the works of our Founder.

Please click on the links on the left for details of the trust's current grant-making priorities, how to apply and other useful information about the trust.

Applications to the Trust

The next closing date for funding applications is 1 May 2019 (for performance/recording projects from July 2019 onwards). Please note we have recently simplified our application process - see Guidelines page for details.

Postgraduate Studies

The closing date for applications for funding towards UK Masters degrees in Composition is 1 May 2019 - full details here.


Our address is:

13 Calico Row
London SW11 3YH

Tel. 020 7223 3385