Once a year we invite parents/carers of talented young musicians aged 5-17, to apply for up to £2,000 to go towards musical costs. This could be buying an instrument, paying for lessons or travel, buying equipment etc.
This is a means-tested scheme. Families with a gross household income under £30,000 are eligible to make an application. Families with a household income between £30,000-£40,000 may be eligible to apply, depending on the number of children in the household.
All genres are welcomed and having taken formal exams is not a requirement. This programme is aimed at young people who have made some significant progress in their music making already. If your child is just starting out in music, then please take a look at our Furthering Talent programme.
As well as funding, we help young musician on the programme by providing access to a range of music making opportunities, such as workshops, performances or mentoring.
We're currently making some important changes to our Awards programme, to improve the support we can offer you.
We'll be accepting new applications for funding from later in the spring. Once open we will have a rolling deadline and you can apply at any time.
New guidelines and eligibility criteria will be published soon.
If you would like to receive a notification when you can apply, or have any specific questions, please click the button below and submit an Awards enquiry form.
We look forward to welcoming your applications soon. Thank you for your patience in the meantime.