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We will be accepting application to our 2019 Awards programme soon.  Please come back soon...

Welcome to the application portal

 We offer up to £100,000 in grants each year to exceptional young musicians whose families are on a lower income. We provide flexible funding towards musical costs (like tuition, instrument costs or travel) plus additional individual support to cater to personal circumstances. This could be anything from mentoring to workshops with professional musicians, the chance to observe professional orchestras, free tickets to concerts and performance opportunities.

Our Awards programme is both inclusive and means-tested, allowing young people to get the right level of support based on their own circumstances. Our key criteria are musical talent and financial need, meaning whatever genre the musician plays, they can prove their eligibility without having to have taken formal exams.

How do I find out if a young person may be eligibile?

Please read the following information before starting an application:

Eligibility criteria 
What we fund

What is involved in applying?

After successfully passing the eligibility stage, you'll be asked to: 

1. Answer a number of application questions about the young person's music making
2. Send us a a short audition video
3. Request recommendations from the young person's instrumental teacher(s), school and an optional additional musical recommendation


Got a specific question?

If you have a specific question about apllying for an Award please complete the query form below.