Welcome to the Brit Trust

Established by the recorded music industry in 1989 and funded largely by the annual BRIT Awards, the BRIT Trust’s mission is to improve lives through the power of music and the creative arts

The BRIT Trust has made more than 280 donations totalling almost £30m since its inception in 1989.


Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley MBE will receive this year’s Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS), recognising his contribution to the British music industry.

The prestigious annual O2 Silver Clef Awards, held today to honour artists from across the music industry, has so far raised £760,000 and counting for Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity.

Representatives of the BRIT Trust, together with those from UK record companies and labels, including Universal Music UK, and BPI CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE attended ELAM’s end-of-year student showcase: Unseen: Unheard: Unplayed.

In this edition of the BRIT Trust Diaries, we hear from BRIT School graduate Abi Deane, who reflects on the importance of Pride Month at the school and how her identity as a queer woman was enriched being in an empowering environment, where queerness and diversity were embraced and supported…