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 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 accept applications once a year only, from November to March. For more details, including our full eligibility criteria and a list of what we can and cannot fund, follow the link below. We will also happily provide guidance via phone or email. Please contact Awards@a-y-m.org.uk or call 0300 302 0023.