Our Programmes

Our programmes help to maintain and develop the work of choral foundations across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Since its foundation in 1956, Friends of Cathedral Music has given over £4 million in grants to choral foundations.  Cathedral Music Trust seeks to continue and expand this work.

The impact of our grants

Choristers relaxing in a rehearsal break

Church Choir Award

Working in partnership with the Royal School of Church Music, Cathedral Music Trust is running the Church Choir Award for a third year. Choirs which do not usually qualify for the Trust's main grant programme (the Cathedral Music Support Programme) may apply for up to £10,000 to fund an innovative or enriching project. The application window will open on 5 April 2024.

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choristers singing in a cathedral

Cathedral Music Support Programme

Cathedral Music Trust invites applications from eligible organisations to our Cathedral Music Support Programme. Organisations can apply for up to £30,000 to be spent within two years.

The application window opened on 2 January 2024, and the deadline for applications was 23 February 2024. The programme will run again in 2025.

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See who we have helped in recent years

View recipients of our grants