How Can You Help to Support the Trust’s Work?

This is a small charity, which provides assistance where it is most needed. It operates with minimal administrative costs.

We consider that our work is important, but clearly it is limited by our resources. Please help us to continue, and to increase, our much-needed assistance to impecunious musicians through:

Giving a fund-raising recital to help needy organists
We can provide backing, including advertising of the recital on this website. You are welcome to contact

Consider making a donation

Create a standing order to make a regular donation

Consider leaving a legacy to the Trust


Copies are also still available from Novello of The Little Organ Book, published to coincide with the Trust’s centenary in 2009.

The Organists' Charitable Trust Little Organ Book, a new collection of relatively simple pieces, was launched at St Michael’s, Cornhill on 9 October 2010, when all eleven works were played. The performers included a past beneficiary of the Trust, John Eady, as well as composer Thomas Hewitt Jones, who played his composition Carnival. This was commissioned with the support of the RVW Trust, as was Iain Farrington’s Bluesday.

There are two other new works, Fanfare-Processional by David Bednall and Paean composed by Philip Moore for the OCT’s Centenary celebration in September 2009. Also being published for the first time are Cradle Song by Herbert Howells and Prelude on ‘Telucis ante terminum’ by John Rutter.

The remaining works in the collection, all with a difficulty no greater than that required for ABRSM Grade VII, are by Frederick Bridge (founder of the Organists’ Benevolent League), Peter Hurford, James MacMillan, Paul Spicer and John Stainer.