Grants and Funding Grants and Funding
You are Here : Residents  >  Grants and Funding
Friday , June , 05 2020
| Language and Accessibility

Grants and External Funding

Please use the menu below to access information on grants and external funding news and resources. 


Open 4 Business Portal

Open 4 business logo image

To support our businesses during the current COVID-19 crisis, and into the recovery phase, Carlisle City Council is providing free access to Open 4 Business. Open4Business is designed to support businesses locate relevant up to date funding opportunities.

The portal is updated regularly with new local, regional and national funding announcements and can be easily searched by businesses on the basis of their industry, region and business size. The portal then provides information on how to apply for funding and contact funders directly. To search for grants for your business you will first need to register on the Open4Business website


Grants and Funding News

Ouseley Church Music Trust

| Return|

Funding is available for the promotion and maintenance to a high standard of choral services in England, Wales and Ireland.

Fund Information

Funding body:

The Ouseley Trust

Maximum value:


Application deadline:



Funding is provided by The Ouseley Church Music Trust.

Objectives of Fund

The Trust aims to promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland.

Value Notes

No minimum or maximum level of funding is specified. The largest grant that has been made was for £50,000. The maximum that is likely to be given towards fees is ₤5,000.

Who Can Apply

Applications must be submitted by an institution in England, Wales or Ireland. Usually this will be a cathedral, choral foundation, parish church, choir or choir school.


England, Wales and Ireland

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available in the following areas:

  • Courses for individuals or groups - grants will be awarded only where there is a clear indication that an already acceptable standard of choral service will be raised thereby. Under certain circumstances, grants may be awarded for organ tuition.

  • Endowment grants for scholarships or bursaries.

  • Fees for individual choristers at recognised choir schools - applications should be for a maximum of two years. Grants will be awarded only for children who are presently, or likely to become, choristers for the academic year(s) in question.

  • Purchase of liturgical music - grants will be awarded only where the replacement of old or the purchase of new music will assist the promotion or maintenance of high choral standards.

  • Other projects of an innovative kind that are likely to further the object of the Trust in a direct and effective way. In very exceptional circumstances, these may include music commissions. Unique, imaginative ventures will receive careful consideration.

In every case, the project for which a grant is sought must have a direct bearing on the promotion and maintenance to a high standard of choral services.


Funding is not available for the following:

  • Applications made by individuals.

  • Projects which will be substantially completed by the application closing date.

  • Building projects.

  • Making recordings.

  • Purchase of furniture or liturgical objects.

  • Repair of organs.

  • Purchase of pianos or other instruments.

  • Design or acquisition of robes.

  • Tours and visits.

  • Fees for choristers at Brecon, Ely, Norwich, Rochester and St Alban's cathedrals.

  • Chant books, hymnals or Psalters.

The Trustees do not normally award further grants to successful applicants within a two-year period.

How To Apply

The deadlines for applications each year are 28 February and 30 June.

Application forms are available on request from the Trust.

Applications submitted by fax or email will not be accepted.

Useful documents & links

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    The Ouseley Trust
    PO Box 281
    PE9 9BU
    Tel: 01780 752 266
    Email: [email protected]

This A to Z of services list provides links to service pages alphabetically