Welcome to The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust

promoting greater understanding of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and his music

In the light of the widespread cancellation of public concerts at the present time, the Trustees of VWCT appreciate and sympathise with the distressing predicament that performing organisations find themselves in. Current grant holders, and those applying for funding, are asked to consult our policy statement below.

Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams 1957 (from the archive of Ursula Vaughan Williams)

About the trust

Find out about the VWCT and our work.

Lark Ascending © Mark Sturton

RVW’s enduring popularity

Find out more about the composer and his music.


We are now accepting applications for support.

Discover the letters

Dip in to the online archive of RVW’s correspondence.

2022 – celebrating the 150th anniversary of the composer

As an artist he deserves a position in our culture of the rank we accord to Shakespeare, Turner, Wren or Dickens.’

The Telegraph