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Important Information

Before completing either of our application forms, applicants are strongly advised to look read our Procedures and Guidelines.

The Procedures & Guidelines have been compiled to help assist you in what we fund, how we ask for the application to be completed and submitted, our closing dates, and other useful information.

If you would like to have an informal conversation in advance of making an application, please do contact our Clerk, Neil Parsons on 07912 696852 clerk@ouseleytrust.org.uk who will be pleased to help you.

Please note that all applications, including those made on behalf of an individual, must be submitted by a church, college, school, or other institution.

Please answer all sections as fully as possible, as gaps may delay the processing of your application. Do not leave any lines or boxes blank: if necessary, insert “Nil” or “N/A”.

Where applications are towards assistance with fees for individual choristers at cathedrals and choral foundations, the parent(s) of children aged under 18 will be required to complete a separate Financial Declaration Form and this will also need to be endorsed by an officer of the school or cathedral submitting the application. This is also available online and should be submitted alongside our Main Application Form.

What we fund:

The Trust’s object is to promote and maintain a high standard of choral service in the Church of England, the Church in Wales, and the Church of Ireland.  This includes support for the education of pupils attending any school where the choral liturgy is sung within one of these three denominations.

Currently the Trustees’ policy is to make grants in the following areas:

  • Courses for individuals or groups.
  • Grants for musicians, scholarships, bursaries, or choral developmental projects.
  • Fees for individual choristers having places at recognised choir schools.
  • Travel and other expenses for individual choristers at cathedrals and choral foundations.
  • Purchase of liturgical music.
  • Other projects (e.g., outreach) of an innovative kind that are likely to further the Trust’s object in a direct and effective way. In exceptional circumstances, these may include music commissions.  In every case, the project must have a direct bearing on the promotion and maintenance of a high standard of choral services.

We do not fund:

  • Organs
  • Applications for projects that will be substantially completed by the closing date
  • Grants for building projects, recordings, the purchase of furniture, clothing or liturgical objects, instrument repairs or purchases (including organs) or for tours and visits.
  • Endowment or capital (i.e., over £10,000) grants to endow choristerships or lay clerks’ places

SELECT YOUR APPLICATION FORM

Main Application Form

All applicants should complete this Main Application Form. Please remember to carefully read our Procedures and Guidelines before starting your application.
Please also ensure when submitting, that you attach the necessary supporting documents.

Financial Declaration Parents

Where applications are for support towards school fees of an individual chorister, the parents or guardians of the child will be required to complete this Financial Declaration Form. This will also need to be endorsed by an officer of the school or cathedral submitting the application. Please remember to carefully read our Procedures and Guidelines before starting your application.

Please also ensure when submitting, that you attach the necessary supporting documents to verify income.

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    MARTIN PICKERING AWARD

    Please ensure that you have read the Martin Pickering leaflet before completing your application form.

    Please also remember that where the applicant is aged under 18, the form will need to be co-signed by the parent or guardian.

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