Funding Available

The Countess of Munster Musical Trust was established in 1958 by Lady Munster to help young musicians achieve their full potential towards securing careers as performers.  To this end the Trustees are happy to accept applications for:

1.  Postgraduate Study Awards

Open to instrumentalists and singers (who are looking to undertake performance based postgraduate study) as well as to composers wishing to undertake postgraduate study. Please note: the Trust no longer offers support to conductors wishing to undertake postgraduate study.

2. Instrument Purchase Loans

Open to young artists who received funding from the Trust towards their postgraduate studies and who have completed their studies and are either working in the music profession or looking to enter the profession.

3. The Stephen Oliver Award

The award is made biennially (next award 2019) for a work which has been or is in the process of being written for music theatre, to assist with the cost of bringing it to performance. Please contact the Secretary in the New Year (2019) if you are interested in applying.


The Munster Trust is committed to treating all applicants equally and encourages applications from students from all backgrounds including those from minority ethnic backgrounds, those from disadvantaged socioeconomic groups, and those with a disability.