Annual Awards Programme
Since 1998, AYM has run an annual Awards programme for young people aged between five and eighteen. We fundraise in order to give awards of between £200 and £2,000, totalling a minimum of £50,000 per year. We support all the major costs of a young musician’s training, such as lessons, buying an instrument, travel and specialist courses.
Our key criteriaWe support instrumentalists making music in any genre, and our key criteria are:
– Financial need (all applications are means-tested)
– Exceptional musical talent and potential
During this process, we use income thresholds similar to those of the Music and Dance Scheme(http://www.education.gov.uk/b0068711/mds). Ultimately, however, our adjudication panel makes decisions based on which applicants are most talented and most in need of help.
Awards can help with costs including:
The deadline for our 2013 Awards has now passed (it was Friday 15 March). Next year’s deadline will be Friday 22 March 2014.
If you have submitted an application to the 2013 Awards, you will hear whether or not you've been successful (we always get back to all applicants) by mid-May 2013.
For your information, you may read last year's Guidance Notes for Applicants, which can be downloaded here.
For information about other possible funders, please visit FAQs/Funding.