Applying for an Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust Grant

The General Grant is primarily available for organisations or community groups to help meet a wide range of costs, including activities and events; equipment or materials; marketing and awareness-raising initiatives, fund raising activities and CD manufacturing.
The Artists Assistance Grant is for primarily aimed at individuals or bands looking for assistance for specific needs such as costs for touring.

Grants are available up to £300*, the average grant awarded is £200. These awards are made up of money from donations to the Trust by individuals and organisations, fund raising activities, CD sales and merchandise sold by the Trust online and at events.

*Occasionally at the discretion of the AHMT Trustees grants above £300 will be made.

How to Apply

You can apply at any time by downloading the Grant Application Form, Guidelines and Notes. Application forms should be signed and posted to the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust, 2/1, 66 Kenmure Street, Glasgow, UK G41 2NR.

Please be sure to read the guidelines and notes below before submitting your application, and provide us with all the information we require, including any supporting documents. The application process takes approximately 8 weeks.

If you have any further queries please contact us on 0141 429 5276 or email the Trust Secretary at:

Grant Application Form
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Guidelines and Notes

  • Grants are available up to £300.
  • Organisations need to have income of under £50,000 in the last reporting period.
  • We will fund individuals, community groups, registered charities and social enterprises which promote the wider social justice agenda.
  • We cannot fund commercial or for-profit organisations; other grant-making organisations; medical research / equipment or repayment of debt.
  • There is no closing date for applications. Please bear in mind the 8 week turnaround time for a decision and apply well in advance of your project taking place.
  • Once you’ve received a grant, you can’t reapply for the same type of grant for 12 months.
  • Grant recipients must use the grant within 6 months.
  • Grant recipients must produce a report of no less than 200 words on the outcome of the funded project.
  • Trustees meet approximately every 6 weeks and the decision of the Trustees is final.

What Previous Grant Applicants Say

The grant from the AHMT has supported me in recording for the first time. It has meant my song ‘No Engines for the Junta’ is being featured on two CDs, one produced for the anniversary of Victor Jara’s murder and one of The People’s Voice: Celebrating the Janey Buchan Political Song Collection. This experience has also given me confidence to record more of my songs in the future.
Dave Featherstone
I wanted to play at Occupy Wall Street encampments, but needed help with the gas money. There aren’t many foundations that I know of that would be sympathetic to such a thing, but most certainly, Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust is one of them!
David Rovics
I was delighted to receive a grant from the Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust in 2012. It enabled me, along with four other musicians, to go into Diving Bell Lounge studio in Glasgow to record a track for inclusion on a forthcoming compilation of songs from the Janey Buchan Political Song Collection at the University of Glasgow. This recording session would have been impossible without the Trust’s generous financial contribution. Providing funds to facilitate musical recording sessions is only one of the many kinds of projects which The Alistair Hulett Memorial Trust is keen to support, by performers, musicians, artists and activists, individuals and groups alike; long may its good work continue!
Alasdair Roberts

Grant Recipients
Alisdair is a musician, singer songwriter and interpreter of traditional songs and ballads, and writer, composer and arranger of new songs. Alisdair received a grant award to assist with the recording of the Fairfield Crane for the Janey Buchan Political Song Collection “The People’s Voice” CD.
David is an American political singer and songwriter. A grant was awarded to assist with travel expenses at Occupy concerts across the USA.
Alan is a social Historian, singer, songwriter and researcher. An grant was awarded to Alan to help undertake independent research into the Scottish radical song tradition from the early 1700’s to the late 1800s for a CD, “This Land is Our Land.” A second award was granted to help towards costs for the second CD in his Strains Of Eden series of, eventually, 4 CDs.
Radical Voices is a Womens’ Choir based in Edinburgh. A grant was award to them to assist with the purchase of a mixer to support their choir.
David is a senior Lecturer in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, at the University of Glasgow. Political Researcher, writer and singer of political songs. A grant was awarded to assist with the costs of recording his song “No engines for the Junta” for the Janey Buchan Political Song Collection “The People’s Voice” CD.
Ryan is an American radical topical songwriter. Our grant assisted with travel and living expenses to research and develop a concept CD in London together with English, Palestinian and Egyptian radicals.
Our grant helped pay for technical staff and to promote and produce a weekend of events at Mayday.
Shut Out the Light is a Liverpool based production company. A grant was awarded to help towards the screening of the film, ‘Still Ragged’ a documentary about Robert Tressell’s “The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists,” and free distribution of Tressell’s book. 
Penny stone is a singer, songwriter and Human Rights activist. Our grant helped her to produce a CD to fund further international activism. A second grant was awarded for performances of Still Life: Tales from the West Bank at Govanhill Baths
Patricia is a children’s author and social history activist. Patricia received a grant to record a series of songs to support her book for children on the Glasgow Rent Strikes. 
Our grant contributed to the costs of transport to Edinburgh for performances at the Forest Fringe at the Edinburgh Fringe of the show ‘Blow Off’
Still the Enemy Within is a film about the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. Our grant went towards the general fund-raising efforts to distribute the film in Scotland.