Since the Foundation was set up, over 1400 grants totalling more than £1.8 million have been awarded.

Throughout this time the majority of awards have been made to subsidise the public performance of works by living composers – these have included performances in standard concert halls, churches, railway stations and other spaces. Awards have also been made to fund scholarships and bursaries at academic institutions or summer schools.

In 1994 the first Hinrichsen Composition Bursary was awarded: to date six awards have been made totalling £70,000, the first three direct to composers and the other three in association with institutions.

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