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
  • Drug abuse or alcoholism rehabilitation
  • Educational projects linked to the National Curriculum
  • Endowments
  • Exhibitions
  • Expeditions and overseas travel
  • Festivals (other than those dedicated to the arts)
  • 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

© Simon Hadley Photography/WNO Youth Opera Birmingham

A recent grant from the Trust has been supporting the establishment of Welsh National Opera’s Youth Opera programme in Birmingham, focusing on developing progression routes into the sector for BAME participants.   WNO works with schools from the Aston, Handsworth and Lozells areas which all rank highly on the index of multiple deprivation, one of the characteristics of which is having lower than average access to the arts.

Through this programme of work, WNO engages with young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to access opera and music.