The Finzi Trust regrets that it is not at present inviting applications for Finzi Scholarships. Should they be offered in the future, the Trust will advertise this on the website and give full details as to how to apply.
Please note: applications for grants from the Finzi Trust are unaffected and are considered twice a year in February and September. Information on how to apply for a grant may be found here:
Previous Finzi Scholarships have been project based and aimed at expanding horizons, giving opportunities and the inspiration to widen experiences in the musical world.
Proposals have had a musical foundation: projects might show a creative initiative or could involve some practical experience, education or research, perhaps even giving a personal change of direction.
Finzi Scholarships have not been awarded for attendance at courses, for the support of academic degree courses, nor for the provision of student grants.
The Trust has not usually made a further award to an individual who has previously been awarded either a Finzi Scholarship or a Churchill Finzi Fellowship.
Administered by the Finzi Charitable Trust and first awarded in 2005, the Finzi Scholarships have sought to recognise and perpetuate the philosophical, creative and enabling breadth of vision of the English composer Gerald Finzi (1901-56) and his wife, the artist and poet Joy (1907-91), who throughout their lives provided unstinting support and encouragement to artists, writers and musicians of all ages and levels of accomplishment.
The Trust has awarded grants for projects within the UK or overseas lasting, on average, between 3 and 8 weeks. Projects have been home-based but if a project involved travel, then these expenses have been met together with costs of accommodation and subsistence (and where appropriate, disability allowance) for the period involved. Costs of equipment and allowance for lost income have not normally been covered. Grants previously awarded have ranged from £1000 to £5000.
Projects have been assessed not only on their strength of vision but also on their realism and practicality. Decisions are within the sole discretion of the Trustees and grants made on the terms set out in the Scholarship Terms & Conditions. Scholarships had to be taken up within one year of the offer being made.
Individuals are entirely responsible for their project, its planning, administration and the way in which it is undertaken. The Trust does not assume any responsibility for anything that might arise in the course of the Scholarship or the participants' activities. The Scholarships include, where applicable the reasonable cost of insurance which successful applicants must take out to cover all relevant risks.
Scholarships awarded in recent years have covered studies in Antarctica, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, South America, Sweden, the UK and the USA.
Sir Andrew Motion
Sir Antony Gormley
Sir Harrison Birtwistle