The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The Trust is unlikely to fund the following:

  • Advocacy
  • Animal welfare
  • Campaigning or lobbying
  • Capital projects (unless a specific element falls within the Trust’s remit)
  • Community transport organisations or services
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Counselling and psychotherapy services
  • Cultural Festivals
  • Drug abuse or alcoholism rehabilitation
  • Educational projects linked to the National Curriculum
  • Endowments
  • Exhibitions
  • Expeditions and overseas travel
  • Friend/Parent Teacher Associations
  • General and round-robin appeals
  • Individuals
  • Large national charities
  • Medical Research
  • NHS hospitals for operational and building costs
  • Organisations that are not Registered Charities (or accepted as Exempt Charities)
  • Projects taking place or benefiting people outside the UK
  • Recordings and commissioning of new works
  • Religious causes and activities
  • Routine maintenance of religious or historic buildings
  • Replacement or subsidy of statutory funding or for work we consider should be funded by Government
  • Sport
  • Umbrella organisations
  • Universities, Colleges and Schools (other than those dedicated to the arts)
  • Schools, Nurseries and Playgroups (other than those for special needs children)
  • Works to enable a building to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 2010
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© Alick Cotterill

The Trust has been a supporter of Music for Youth’s Primary Proms for many years. The concerts are free, and provide performance opportunities for young people and access to a high quality live music event in a world-class venue. For most of the audience, it will be their first concert. Led by a specialist presenter, the concerts offer a wide range of repertoire and performing groups, and the aim is to inspire a new generation of young people to take up music. The performers are all accomplished young musicians selected from other Music for Youth events, and Primary Proms provide an exciting performance platform for them. The Primary Proms typically attract large and enthusiastic audiences.

The name of the group photographed above is The Turtles Steel Band (aged 9-12), and performing at the Music for Youth Primary Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in 2016.