Guidelines for Schools Seeking Funding from the HR Taylor Charitable Trust

The Trust's aim of encouraging the performance of live classical music in Surrey and adjacent areas includes assisting schools primarily in the state sector to improve and expand the teaching of music to young people.

As schools are VAT exempt its grants are paid net of VAT.

Purchase of Instruments and Musical Equipment

You should undertake research to ensure the instruments you intend to purchase are robust enough for school use. They are likely to be mid-priced durable instruments rather than come from the budget student range. Each instrument, well maintained and repaired as necessary, should last for eight to ten years and the Trust would not normally expect to be asked to fund replacements within that time.
HOW TO APPLY
Your application should be sent by email and include the following:

 

You should submit written quotes, net of VAT, from two or more educational suppliers, who should be asked to offer a discount for quantity. The quotes should be 'like-for-like,' featuring the same instruments or musical equipment in the same numbers. Where alternatives are unavoidable you should indicate a preference

 

You should state clearly other sources of funding available to you and the amount you are requesting from the Trust.

 

You should explain the reason for your bid and the use to which the instruments or equipment will be put.

 

Please include some brief information about your school and the role of music in it.

Tuition Costs

HOW TO APPLY

The application should be made in May/June for the following school year and include:

 

Numbers and ages of children and their instrument of tuition.

 

Tuition costs.

 

The extent to which lessons are shared (pairs and/or groups preferred)

 

The extent to which school and/or parents will part-fund the tuition.

 

The amount requested from the Trust.

 

A covering email about the school and the role of music in it.

Capital Projects

HOW TO APPLY

Checklist:

 

Nature of project and overall cost.

 

Government contribution, school/other contribution.

 

Amount requested from the Trust.

 

For small projects, quotes from two or more suppliers, net of VAT.

 

Covering email about the school, the role of music in it, and other possible sources of funding.

 

Contact:  Mr B M Bennett
Administrator
H R Taylor Charitable Trust
28 Chipstead Station Parade,
Chipstead
Surrey
CR5 3TF

T +44 [0] 1737 557546
F +44 [0] 1737 554093
hrtaylortrust@btconnect.com