Fidelio Charitable Trust

Status: Open to applications


The Trust provides grant funding to help individuals and organisations of exceptional ability in the UK who would not otherwise be able to carry out an artistic project or activity without financial support.


Maximum Value:£ 5,000

Value Notes

Grants of up to £5,000 are available

Extended Description

The Fidelio Charitable Trust grant is provided and administered by the Fidelio Charitable Trust and is for educational institutions and third sector organisations active in the UK. The Arts Grant is intended to support talented individuals or groups who are unable to reach their potential without financial support.

In particular, the programme wishes to fund work in the following areas:

  • Dramatic arts.
  • Operatic arts.
  • Music.
  • Speech.
  • Dance.

Latest Information

Deadlines for receipt of applications: 1 February, 1 June and 1 October each year

Key Criteria

Applications are accepted on behalf of individuals and groups who are practitioners or performers in the Arts as well as institutions and colleges providing opportunities for those studying, practicing or performing.

Proposed grantees must be recommended by an appropriate person in an institution, college, arts festival or similar organisation that can vouch for the abilities of the applicant.

There is no nationality restriction and the work for which money is sought may be overseas but the proposed recipient(s) must be based in the UK.

Eligible Expenditure

The Trust welcomes applications in support of the Arts, in particular the dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance.

Grants may be awarded to enable individuals or groups of exceptional ability to:

  • Receive special tuition or coaching, eg in the case of musicians, to attend Master Classes.
  • Participate in external competitions.
  • Be supported for a specially arranged performance.
  • Receive support for a special publication, musical composition or work of art.

Match Funding Restrictions

The Trust's funds are limited, and it may only be able to part-fund a project or activity.


Applications from individuals or groups seeking support for themselves will not be accepted.

Application Procedure

Applications can be made by submitting the application form available from the Fidelio Charitable Trust's website, and a covering letter of a one A4 page letter. Applications must be submitted by email and an email address must be listed for further correspondence.

For further information contact the Fidelio Charitable Trust.

Addresses and contacts

Contact details:
Tony Wingate
Fidelio Charitable Trust
Golden Cross House
8 Duncannon Street