Fidelio Charitable Trust


Grant funding to help individuals (over school age) and groups of exceptional ability in the UK that would not otherwise be able to carry out an artistic project or activity without financial support.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:
£ 5,000

Objectives of Fund

The Trust aims to help individuals and groups of exceptional ability who would not be able to carry out an artistic project or activity without financial support, particularly those who are at an early stage in their careers.

Value Notes

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Match Funding Restrictions

The Trust’s funds are limited, and it may only be able to part-fund a project or activity.

Who Can Apply

Applications are accepted on behalf of individuals (over the age of 21) and groups who are practitioners or performers in the Arts. Proposed grantees must be in real need of financial support and be particularly able and/or gifted.

Applicants must be recommended by an appropriate person in an institution, college, arts festival or other arts organisation that can vouch for the abilities of the applicant.

There is no nationality restriction and the work for which money is sought may be overseas but the proposed recipient(s) must be based in the UK.


The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Individuals or groups seeking funding for themselves or their children without support from Institutions, Colleges, Arts Festivals or other arts organisations in the UK or by persons with recognised relevant expertise.
  • Activities for people under the age of 21.
  • Course fees.
  • Capital items.
  • Retrospective costs.

Eligible Expenditure

The Trust welcomes applications in support of the Arts, in particular particularly for Music, including Opera, Lieder, Composition and Dance.

Grants may be awarded to enable individuals or groups of exceptional ability to the following:

  • Receive special tuition or coaching, eg in the case of musicians, to attend Master Classes.
  • Participate in external competitions.
  • Be supported for a specially arranged performance.
  • Receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art.

How To Apply

Trustees meetings are normally held three times a year, in the spring, summer and autumn.

The closing dates for receipt of applications for the first two meetings in 2022 are 5.00 pm on:

  • 24 January 2022
  • 26 May 2022

The trustees aim to inform successful applicants within within two months of the relevant closing date.

Please note that closing dates are subject to change and applicants should check the website before submitting their application.

Application forms are available from the Trust’s website and may be accompanied by a one page A4 letter.

Applications should be submitted by email.

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