Worrall Male Voice Choir Musical Grants Foundation

Who are we?

Worrall Male Voice Choir Musical Grants Foundation was formed in 2020 following the very difficult, and painful, decision to close the choir due to declining numbers. Worrall Male Voice Choir ran for almost 50 years.

The Worrall Male Voice Choir Musical Grants Foundation was set up to continue the name of the choir and to advance musical education, particularly amongst people from Sheffield City Region.

What do we do?

Worrall Male Voice Choir Musical Grants Foundation provides grants of up to £1,000 to individuals, schools, youth groups, community music groups and charities advancing musical education; with priority given to those in Worrall and the surrounding area. All applicants must reside within the Sheffield City Region.

The Trust will fund people of all musical abilities and aims to make music accessible to all.

how do i apply?

Applications for grants are invited between 1 March and 31 May each year using the form on this website. The 2022 round of applications is now closed and applicants will be informed of the Trustees' decision in due course.

The Trustees of Worrall Male Voice Choir Musical Grants Foundation will meet in June to consider all applications.

Key points to note:

  • The number of applications received may mean not all applications which meet the criteria and priorities of the Trust may be successful.

  • Unfortunately, the Trustees are unable to enter into correspondence or dialogue with unsuccessful applicants.

SUccessful applicants

The Trustees monitor all grants made and will, from 2022, publish an annual report on this website. In addition:

  • Progress may be assessed against agreed targets if the grant is payable in instalments; and the Trustees reserve the right to withdraw grants where progress reports are not submitted at all, or on time, or are unsatisfactory;

  • Recipients are asked to provide a final report within three months of the end of the grant period* highlighting how the grant has been used, outputs and public benefit;

  • For larger grants, the Trustees may arrange to visit recipients to monitor progress.

* Where the grant is used to fund an instrument or music lessons, the grant period will be set at 12 months.

The Blue book

The Trustees are delighted to continue to act as custodians of many 'local carols' through publication and sale of The Joy of Christmas, otherwise known as "The Blue Book". Copies may be purchased through the "blue book" page.