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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Trustees wish to monitor how their grants are providing Public Benefit. Beneficiaries are requested to write a brief (200 - 500 word) 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 this Report will be taken into account by the trustees when deciding on the subsequent applications.
The trustees reserve the right to quote non-confidential information from the Report in the records of their charitable dealings and in their publicity.
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.
The trustees' decisions on eligibility and applications are final, and they are not required to give reasons for their decisions.