Welcome to Chivers Trust.

The Trust was set up in 2007 to honour the memory of Roy Chivers, who lived in Norwich from 1985 to 2007. Roy was a lovely man whose own introduction to hearing music played live as a schoolboy inspired a lifelong passion for the direct experience of playing and listening. He loved the special excitement of live performance by musicians, singers, opera, and theatre. Over 80 projects have been supported by the Trust between 2009 and 2020, giving nearly 5000 young people the opportunity to participate in the arts.

The Trust welcomes funding applications for projects which provide live musical, theatrical or visual arts experiences for young people living in Norfolk and Suffolk. Priority is given to projects which target the most disadvantaged groups, and work to reach new audiences, especially groups who may not otherwise have access to the arts.

We aim to make your application process as simple and speedy as possible. If you feel that your project meets our guidelines, please go to the How to Apply page.

The Trustees are Caroline Chivers (Chair), Hilary Battye, Sally Floyer, and Roger Rowe.