Francis W Reckitt

Grant Support For Residencies For Artists

Terms and Conditions


Because of the relatively small grants available to any applicant in any year, the trustees do not consider it proportionate to seek a formal means test before making a grant. However, the Trust is required to ensure that grants are given to support residencies which could otherwise not be afforded. In the Application Form Artists will be required to make a formal declaration 1] that their financial circumstances are not sufficiently flexible in general to be able to afford such stays as that for which an application is being made, and 2] that they consider their means insufficient to cover this particular stay without the provision of the grant requested. The trustees reserve the right to require further information from applicants to support this case.

Tax Residence

Please note that the Trust is not able to give Grants to Artists who are not tax residents in the United Kingdom.  You will be required to make a formal declaration in the Eligibility Submission that you are tax resident within the UK.

Data Protection

When making an Eligibility Submission, you will be required to allow the Trust to retain your data in order to process the Submissions and any subsequent Applications.


The Trust will not give grants to Artists for stays at medical, nursing or dedicated convalescent homes, and Artists requiring daily attention from health professionals will not be eligible.  However, convalescent stays are otherwise acceptable.

Spouses, Carers, Companions and Colleagues

Please note that, while others may accompany an Artist who has been given a Grant by the Trust, no portion of that Grant may be used by those other persons to cover any costs whatsoever.  If Artists are staying away together, each must have his or her own Grant and/or pay individually. It is also possible for a group of Artists working together to make a Group Application - please see the relevant tab in this section of the Menu.

Education / Conferences

The grant may not be used to cover any fees for an educational course, a seminar or conference or such an event. However, it may be used for Artists or members of a group who wish to work, consult or study together, provided that the grant is only applied to the fees for accommodation and meals.

Public Benefit

The Trustees wish to monitor how their grants are providing Public Benefit.  Beneficiaries are expected to write a brief Report on the benefits of their stay to their life and/or their work. This Report is mandatory if applying for a second or subsequent grant, and the Report will be taken into account by the trustees when deciding on the subsequent applications.  As a general guideline, the Report should not merely state where and when a stay was made, but refer back to the Grant Application explaining 1] how the stay addressed the stated purpose of the visit, and 2] how it addressed the reason why that particular Application was made.  It is also possible for Artists to submit details of any work which was carried out or other useful consequences.

The trustees reserve the right to quote non-confidential information from the Report in the records of their charitable dealings and in their publicity.

Acknowledgement of Support

The trustees will usually require a beneficiary to make acknowledgement of the Trust regarding the assistance which has been given in any published, performed or exhibited work which was initiated or produced during a subsidised stay. Notification of this acknowledgement may be included in the Report.

Trustees' Decisions

The trustees' decisions on eligibility and applications are final, and they are not required to give reasons for their decisions.

  • The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust © 2016-2019
  • Registered Charity Number: 230928


The website is currently open for Applications; please see the News Page for further details.  Please also note that the only email address now functioning is which may also be accessed via this website.

You are strongly advised to read the NOTES before making a Submission, Application or Report.

PLEASE NOTE: The Trust's website, including the Application Forms, is about to be updated.  It will not be possible to make an Eligibility Submission or a Grant Application between 12th July and 5th August. The deadline for new Applications is 31st August.