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Welcome to the application portal

Awards for Young Musicians believe that all talented young people deserve the chance to progress in their music making. That’s why we’re awarding up to £100,000 in grants to exceptional young instrumentalists in need of support.

We are inviting applications from young instrumentalists (aged 5-17) playing any musical genre to join our 2019 Awards programme. Award winners will receive flexible funding towards musical costs (e.g. tuition, instrument costs, travel etc.) and individual support. This may comprise mentoring, workshops with professional musicians, the chance to observe professional orchestras and other ensembles in rehearsal, free tickets to concerts and performance opportunities. 

Our Awards programme is means tested and our key criteria are musical talent and financial need. Whatever genre the young musician studies, they can evidence their ability in a number of ways; it is not essential to have taken formal exams.  Apply online by Friday 8 March 2019.

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.