The Vaughan Williams Foundation (VWF) was established in 2022, exactly 150 years after the birth of the celebrated composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. It brings together the two charities originally founded by Ralph (RVW Trust) and his wife Ursula (Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust) and is funded by the royalties earned from RVW’s music.

The principal aims of the Foundation are to honour RVW’s desire to support his fellow composers, and to make his own work widely accessible to the general public.

VWF is now open for applications and the first grants will be awarded in 2023.

The Foundation website includes a searchable database of all RVW’s letters (over 5000 items); a catalogue of his published works with information on how to contact the appropriate publishers, and a selection of photographs from Ursula’s collection which are available to download for editorial purposes.

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All enquiries regarding the RVWT and the VWCT, and any outstanding grants, should now be addressed to the Foundation.

For further information contact Rosie Johnson at

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