The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

What we fund

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds United Kingdom Registered Charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement – please read specific areas of interest and priorities for support in our Downloadable Guidelines

The majority of the Trust’s grants are single grants over a one-year period.   Occasionally longer-term grants (usually up to 3 years) are agreed by the Trustees when deemed to have particular merit.

The Trustees will consider applications for core costs or projects, and they also consider applications for matched funding.


© Belinda Lawley

English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s is a unique project designed to support people with Parkinson’s to have a better quality of life. The project is delivered by holding weekly sessions encompassing dance, cultural activities, and opportunities to socialise and build a support network for people with Parkinson’s and their carers. This project has been run for three years in London, with support from the Trust, and has recently established hubs in Oxford and Liverpool, Ipswich and Cardiff.