The British Record Industry Trust (BRIT) was established in 1989 and is entirely funded by the music industry. Its mission is to encourage young people in the exploration and pursuit of educational, cultural or therapeutic benefits emanating from music.
The BRIT Trust’s main commitment is to The BRIT School in Croydon (the only non-fee paying Performing Arts School in the UK) and to Nordoff Robbins (the UK’s leading independent provider of music therapy).
Since its inception, over £14m has been raised by the BRIT Trust for various charities with substantial profits coming to the BRIT Trust from the BRIT Awards – to date, some £11.2m has been raised by the BRIT Awards alone.
The BRIT Trust considers applications which meet the criteria within its mission statement:
“To encourage young people in the exploration and pursuit of educational, cultural or therapeutic benefits emanating from music”
Please note that The BRIT Trust is only able to consider applications from fellow organisations with a charitable status – unfortunately it is unable to consider individual grants, scholarships or capital grants or grant donations outside of the UK.
To apply for funding from The BRIT Trust, please complete the application form (please note that applications are only considered annually at a Trust meeting in September – all applications should be received by The Trust no later than August and should be for projects planned for the following year).