Norman Jones Trust | Brass Bands England

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Norman Jones Trust

The Norman Jones Trust is no longer available for applications. Brass Bands England can still apply for support via the BBE Fundraising Service, generously supported by The Backstage Trust.


The Norman Jones Trust was for applications from Brass Bands England Member bands and Individuals for the following purposes:

- New music commissions, especially from new or young composers
- Working with other art forms 
- Working with disadvantaged groups
- Assistance for students to help with musical education
- Projects which will have a lasting effect on the brass band community

Norman Jones was for many years the secretary of Brass Bands England in its previous incarnation, the British Federation of Brass Bands.  He worked tirelessly for brass bands and for the organisation and was responsible for setting up the Fedsure insurance scheme that has aided many bands up and down the country and is a lasting legacy of his work. Following his untimely death in 2007, the then BFBB were informed that they and its member bands would benefit from a large sum of money that Norman had bequeathed in his will.

It is unlikely that 100% funding would be given to applications.  Amounts awarded will depend on the quality of the application and the funds available at the time. Applications will be assessed by the Norman Jones Trust Trustees approximately every 8 weeks, with decisions communicated to applicants shortly after.

Apply to the Norman Jones Trust

Any questions regarding Norman Jones Trust applications can be directed to BBE's Fundraising Manager Beth Currie at

Find out more about funding support offered by Brass Bands England.