Each year we invite talented young musicians aged 5-17, to apply for up to £2,000 to help with musical costs. This may include buying an instrument, paying for lessons or travel, buying equipment etc.
This is a means-tested scheme so whether you are able to eligible for funding will depend on the income of your parents/carers. More information about this can be found here.
All genres are welcomed and you do not need to have taken formal exams to apply. This programme is for young people who have already made some significant progress in their music making though, so we're afraid we can't support the costs of starting out on an instrument.
As well as funding, we help young musicians on the programme access a range of music making opportunities, which may include 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.