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Data for financial year ending 31 July 2018

The Royal Society Of Musicians Of Great Britain

  • Income

    £1.1M

  • Spending

    £940.3K

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 208879

Contact details

Public address

  • Royal Society Of Musicians Of Gb, 26 Fitzroy Place, London, W1T 6BT

Aims & activities

The Society, a charity for musicians run by musicians, provides grants and support to professional musicians and their families in need because of accident, illness or old age whether or not they are members. Founded in 1738 as the Fund for Decay'd Musicians, early members included Handel, Arne, Boyce and Sammartini. Today it maintains its tradition of responding swiftly to needs of colleagues.

What the charity does

  • The prevention or relief of poverty

Who the charity helps

  • Other defined groups

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to individuals

Income and Endowments:

£1.1M

* £1.7M investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£940.3K

Assets and liabilities

  • £2.7M Own use assets
  • £29.5M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £735.5K Other assets
  • £176.2K Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

82%
87%
16%

Charitable objects

THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND SICKNESS AMONG (A) PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS; (B) FORMER PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS AND PERSONS ASPIRING AND INTENDING TO EMBARK ON A CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN; AND (C) THE FAMILIES AND DEPENDANTS OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING, PRIORITY BEING GIVEN TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OR AS THE CASE MAY BE, TO THE FAMILIES AND DEPENDANTS OF MEMBERS OR DECEASED MEMBERS, OVER PERSONS WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS

Governing document

ROYAL CHARTER 26 AUGUST 1790 AND SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTER 7 JULY 1987 AND SCHEME OF 22 JUNE 1987

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Conflicts of interest

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 12 Trustees
  • 3 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Gillian Moira Cracknell Friends Of The Musicians Chapel Up-to-date
John Frank Smith None on record
Ms Sally Groves Mbe Ora Choir Up-to-date
The Joyce And Michael Kennedy Award For The Singing Of Richard Strauss Up-to-date
The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation Up-to-date
The Music Libraries Trust Up-to-date
The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust Up-to-date
Ian Partridge Cbe None on record
George Vass Incorporated Society Of Musicians Trust Up-to-date
The Music Libraries Trust Up-to-date
The Nova Music Trust Up-to-date
Robert John Bourton None on record
Margaret Ann Cable Frcm None on record
Diane Widdison British Association For Performing Arts Medicine Up-to-date
Music For Youth Up-to-date
Fiona Margaret Grant Mbe (Chair) None on record
Benedict Cruft None on record
Chris Bain None on record
Hazel Mulligan None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Throughout England And Wales