Ruth Whyte Memorial Bequest

About Ruth Whyte and the Ruth Whyte Memorial Bequest

After marrying in England in the 1940s, Ruth Whyte came to Albury as a young woman and quickly joined in the musical life of the region.  While she lived in Melbourne from 1953, the Albury-Wodonga region remained very dear to her.

She was a lover of classical music and during her life generously sponsored various local musical events.

On her death in 1998, she directed that part of her Estate be used for the advancement of music in the Albury-Wodonga region.  A committee has been established to oversee the management of the Bequest.

The committee has established guidelines for the use of the Bequest, in terms of the management of the principal sum and the income accruing from its investment.  These guidelines include that certain of the income of the Bequest shall be made available annually for worthwhile projects in accordance with the terms of the will of Ruth Whyte.

Applications for the Ruth Whyte Memorial Bequest Grant for 2023 will open in coming months. 

To register your interest in a the grant please email

For further information or assistance please contact the Community Relations Officer for Albury-Wodonga via or phone 02 6933 2292.