Throughout its distinguished history of support for outstanding young musicians from the UK and Commonwealth, donations and legacies principally from ROSL members have played a crucial role in sustaining the vitality of the ROSL Annual Music Competition. Donations and legacies have enabled ROSL ARTS to transform the concert room at Over-Seas House, London into a first class chamber music venue, purchase a new Steinway concert grand piano and secure endowment for the main awards in the ROSL Annual Music Competition.
To mark its centenary in 2010 the club launched the ROSL Centenary Appeal to secure the future of the ROSL Annual Music Competition, endowing annual awards in excess of £60,000. The fund continues to grow thanks to the continued generosity of ROSL ARTS supporters who donate to the ROSL Centenary Appeal (ROSL Golden Jubilee Turst, Charity No. 306095).
Making a bequest to the ROSL Centenary Appeal (GJT) is a wonderful way to continue this tradition of support. It's simple to include a legacy to ROSL in your will, and gifts can be a specified sum of money, a proportion of your residual estate or more specific items of your property. Making a bequest to a charity such as ROSL Golden Jubilee Trust can now be an effective way to reduce your inheritance tax, and the charity in turn is exempt from inheritance tax.
Some members have given money, or made a bequest in memory of a family member or close friend, for a ROSL Music Competition prize or scholarship dedicated to a particular instrumental or vocal discipline, or for a musician from a specific Commonwealth country.