Golsoncott Foundation


Status:Open to applications
Application Deadline: 31 Jan, 30 April, 31 July and 31 October

Description

The Golsoncott Foundation aims to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the UK public in the arts generally and, in particular, the fine arts and music.


Details

Maximum Value:£ 5,000

Value Notes

The Foundation has a limited amount of money that it offers in funding. Last year, its income was just under £80,000.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be between £250 and £3,000 with most in the £500 to £1,000 range.

They are normally given on a non-recurrent basis.


Extended Description

The Golsoncott Foundation, a small charitable trust, has a small amount of funding which it offers as grants to voluntary sector organisations in the UK for projects that promote fine arts and music.

The Foundation's declared objective is "to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and, in particular, the fine arts and music".


Latest Information

The annual deadlines for applications are: 31 January; 30 April; 31 July; and 31 October.

The volume of applications is often very high, and the trustees may close the nominal deadline before the end of the quarter. Therefore, applicants are advised not to wait until the end of the quarter before submission, the earlier the application the more considered the first appraisal.


Key Criteria

Voluntary sector organisations in the UK whose focus is primarily on the arts can apply for funding.

'The trustees favour applications from arts organisations whose raison d’être is the art form itself, and its perfection or excellence in performance.'


Eligible Expenditure

The Trustees’ overriding concern is to support those projects that demonstrate and deliver excellence in the arts, be it in performance, exhibition, artistic craft, or scholarly endeavour.

Priority is given to applications that focus upon the perfection or promotion of the art in question. Additionally for those applications involving young people the trustees look to a long-lasting connection between them and the art form, one which aims at a significant level of participation and achievement, rather than projects that offer little scope for further involvement.


Restrictions

 

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Capital appeals from museums, galleries, theatres, arts complexes or other projects.
  • Applications from individuals and students seeking funding for academic or vocational courses.
  • Schools.

Second or further applications to the Foundation will not be considered until a minimum of 12 months has elapsed since determination of the previous application, whether successful or not.


Application Procedure

 

Applicants must submit a proposal in writing and include copies of their latest accounts. Details of the information that should be included are provided on the Foundation's website.

The volume of applications is often very high, and the trustees may close the nominal deadline before the end of the quarter. Therefore, applicants are advised not to wait until the end of the quarter before submission, the earlier the application the more considered the first appraisal.


Addresses and contacts

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

Contact details:
Hal Bishop
Golsoncott Foundation
53 St Leonard’s Road
Exeter
EX2 4LS
Telephone:(01392) 252855
Email: Golsoncott@btinternet.com