Grant Making Policy of the Ambache Charitable Trust|
1. The Trust supports events which promote public knowledge and appreciation of music by women composers of the last 10 centuries.
2. Priority consideration will be given to projects showing substantial profile raising of female works, work that addresses a significant gap in provision, challenges contemporary attitudes, and takes an enterprising approach to influencing people.
3. Historical composers tend to be the most neglected, and the Trust's aim is to allocate 80% of grants to projects involving their
work. Hearing their music is the way to diminish the lack of awareness of their achievements. While we receive a number of
applications concerning living composers, featuring a composer from the past considerably increases your chances of getting a grant
from us. Our main concern is about neglect, both the historical and the still with us. For repertoire ideas, see the information website www.womenofnote.co.uk, which lists 34 individual composers of the past,
from Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre to Elizabeth Maconchy.
4. We give occasional support for education projects in the field of music. They can be connected with public performances, or independent workshops. There must be a significant input of music by women.
5. The Trust will not support a project that has already happened. We give no retrospective grants.
For details of how to apply, go to Application Guidelines.