The Idlewild Trust was formed in 1974 and offers grants in the areas of the arts and conservation. To this end the Idlewild Trust distributes awards in the region of £140,000 annually.
Within their two areas of interest the Trust aims to:
- Arts – Improve opportunities for young professional working creatively in the arts, including professional musicians, dancers, actors, writers and artists.
- Conservation – Support conservation of important works of arts and objects at risk of being lost.
Grants are offered to registered charities only, however some excepted charities will also be considered (such as some museums, galleries and places of worship). Grants are provided up to a maximum of £5,000.
The Trust has two annual deadlines which should be considered by applicants .
Full guidelines are available to download on their Trust’s website and all applications must be submitted using the formal application form.