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

The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust’s primary object is to promote knowledge about Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958), one of the great symphonists of the twentieth century and one of the UK’s most beloved composers.

The VWCT was established by Ursula Vaughan Williams (née Lock)(1911–2007), widow of the composer, and first became active in 2008. Many of our current trustees were closely connected with Ursula and Ralph Vaughan Williams during their life time.

Our Support

The trust supports the performance, recording and research into the music of Vaughan Williams by making grants in support of eligible projects.

RVW 150

In 2022-23 the trust is looking forward to celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.