Junior Funding

Students should consult literature produced by the individual funding organisations for complete and up-to-date information & for relevant application forms.

General

AWARDS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Awards for Young Musicians is a UK arts charity and believes that all musically talented young people should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, whatever their background. They carefully target our resources to give talented children from lower income families the best possible chance to flourish and grow. The charity provides holistic, tailor-made support to young musicians in need, not only through funding but also through individual support for each young person’s musical progression.

Website: http://www.a-y-m.org/   Email: enquiries@a-y-m.org.uk Tel: 0117 904 9906

POTENTIAL PLUS UK
An independent charity established in 1967 which works with the whole family to support children with high learning potential (gifted and talented). Offers practical advice and support to parents/carers of children with high learning potential and/or creative capacity. Tel: 01908 646433 Website: www.potentialplusuk.org

THE PRINCE’S TRUST
Music Network – Opportunities for disadvantaged young people aged 14-25 to develop their music, by giving access to training, recording opportunities and support for live performance. Help also given through residential personal development programme. Professional music tuition and help in moving into work for unemployed 18-25 year-olds. Development awards and start-up loans available. Contact Tel: 0800 842 842
Website: www.princes-trust.org.uk

THE SNOWDON TRUST
A charity that assists physically and sensory disabled people to access vocational and academic courses in the UK by awarding grants. Grants help cover additional costs that students incur as a result of their disability and where available statutory funding does not cover them. Costs include vital support such as sign language interpreters, people to take notes, computers, specialist software, wheelchairs or special accommodation and equipment. About 100 grants are awarded each year, ranging from £250 to £2,500. Besides giving financial grants, the trust also takes an active interest in individuals, offering encouragement to students during their studies and beyond.
Contact: Snowdon Trust, Unit 18 Oakhurst Business Park, Southwater, West Sussex RH13 9RT.  Tel: 01403 732 899 Email: info@snowdontrust.org  Website: www.snowdontrust.org

Specialist Schools

BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE JUNIOR SCHOOL
The Junior Conservatoire offers specialist training to young musicians between the ages of eight and 18 with exceptional potential, and the ability to achieve that potential. Open on 30 Saturdays each year during school term using the Conservatoire’s full facilities. Courses include classical music, jazz, chamber music, classical music from the north Indian subcontinent and A Level music. Strong emphasis is put on performance through weekly platforms and termly chamber music recitals, as well as regular concerts for the larger ensembles in the Adrian Boult Hall. Website: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/juniors

BRIT SCHOOL
The BRIT School is a one of a kind free Performing Arts and Technology School. It is an independent state funded City College for the Technology of the Arts, dedicated to education and vocational training for the performing arts, media, art and design and the technologies that make performance possible. The School aims to provide a high quality education for 14 to 19-year-olds through a specialist curriculum. Performing and creative arts with their related technologies are at its core and contribute to a curriculum aimed at developing the whole person. Accepts students from most of Greater London and some parts of Kent and Surrey and a small percentage of applicants from outside this area if they show unusual merit.
e-mail: admin@brit.croydon.sch.uk  Website: www.brit.croydon.sch.uk

CENTRE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Since its founding in 1970, the Centre for Young Musicians has provided high quality progressive music training for talented children from all of London’s boroughs and beyond. The Centre is based close to Waterloo and the South Bank. More than 420 young musicians aged 8 to 18 attend the Saturday Centre for 32 weeks of the school year, each following an individual programme of study across a range of genres from classical to jazz, gamelan, folk and music theatre. The Centre also offers Holiday Courses ranging from Junior and Intermediate Courses (up to Grade 6 level) to an Orchestra and Windband. The Centre is committed to providing excellence in achievement alongside wide access. The CYM Saturday Centre is a Centre for Advanced Training within the Department for Education’s Music & Dance Scheme, and as a Division of the Guildhall School since 2009, CYM also plays a part in the Guildhall Young Artists progression routes, from primary education right through to graduate and post-graduate studies in music.
Contact: The Centre for Young Musicians, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT.   Tel: 020 7928 3844 Email:  info@cym.org.uk   Website: http://www.cym.org.uk/

CHETHAM’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC
With 290 or so students, aged 8 – 18, Chetham’s is the largest specialist Music School in the UK based in Manchester. The School offers specialist education for musically gifted children between 8-18.
Details: The Registrar, Long Millgate, Manchester, M3 1SB. Tel: 0161 834 9644
Website: www.chethams.com

CHOIR SCHOOLS
There are over 40 choir schools nationwide offering educational and musical training for boys and girls aged 7 years and up who love to sing.
Further information: Jane Capon, CSA Information Officer, Village Farm, The Street, Market Weston, Diss, Norfolk IP22 2NZ Tel: 01359 221333 Email: info@choirschools.org.uk  Website: www.choirschools.org.uk

THE CITY OF EDINBURGH MUSIC SCHOOL
The City of Edinburgh Music School is a national specialist music school based across Broughton High School and Flora Stevenson Primary School. The music school enables talented young musicians to continue their general education whilst receiving expert tuition with the best music teaching professionals. The City of Edinburgh Council will offer places only to those children who, in the opinion of the panel, have a musical talent and personal motivation of such a degree as to justify a highly-specialised form of education.
Details: 29 East Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh EH4 1EG  Tel:0131 332 7805 Email: tmorris@broughton.edin.sch.uk  Website: http://www.edinburghmusicschool.co.uk/

GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA JUNIOR DEPARTMENT
Junior Guildhall is a specialist Saturday School offering advanced training to young people between the ages of 4 and 18. The students are able to combine their Junior Guildhall training with their general education in local schools. They come together to experience and learn about music and drama under the guidance of staff drawn from London’s orchestras and freelance professionals. Most of the students go on to study their chosen discipline full-time at undergraduate level, eventually making careers in the profession, though others can, and do, move into totally different fields.
Details: The Junior School, Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DT.   Tel 020 7628 2571  Website: www.gsmd.ac.uk

LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC
Bursaries and scholarships to help students receive specialist instrument and chamber music training at junior, conservatoire and young professional level at this international summer school.
Email: info@ldsm.org.uk Website http://www.ldsm.org.uk/

LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC (University of West London)
LCM Junior College is a Saturday performing arts school for young people in West London. It is part of the London College of Music at the University of West London: the largest provider of musical education in the UK. Providing performing arts tuition for 7-19 year olds, LCM Junior College offers courses in Music Performance, Theory, Drama and Musical Theatre.
Contact: LCM Junior College, London College of Music, University of West London, St Mary’s Road, Ealing, London W5 5RF. Tel: 020 8231 2168 Email: lara.currie@uwl.ac.uk  Website: www.uwl.ac.uk/juniorcollege

YEHUDI MENUHIN SCHOOL
Offers specialist tuition to enable musically gifted children to pursue and develop musical potential and achieve excellent standards of performance, plus broad education to GCSE and A level exams. Approx 60 boys and girls aged 8-18.
Contact: The Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3QQ Tel: 01932 864739 Email:reception@yehudimenuhinschool.co.uk     Website: http://www.yehudimenuhinschool.co.uk

MUSIC SCHOOL OF DOUGLAS ACADEMY
Provides tuition for pupils of secondary school age and applications for entry are received from throughout Scotland and further afield. The purpose of the Music School is to allow specialist musicians to continue their general education, whilst receiving instrumental tuition and additional time for musical study. As well as developing instrumental and vocal skills, it is also the aim to provide a balanced, modern curriculum to enable students to go forward to the college or university course of their choice.
Contact: Douglas Academy, Craigton Road, Milngavie G62 7HS Email:office@douglas.e-dunbarton.sch.uk    Website: www.douglas.e-dunbarton.sch.uk

NATIONAL CHILDRENS’ CHOIR OF GREAT BRITAIN
Over 250 members in Junior and Senior Choirs.  Young singers are able to join from ages 9 – 19, and each choir member is encouraged to develop their ability within a supportive environment. The choir meets twice a year for residential courses.
Contact: National Children’s Choir of Great Britain, PO Box 116, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0YN Tel: 0789 4021279 E mail: info@nccgb.com Website: www.nccgb.com

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA (There will be no courses available in 2019)
The National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain provides young people with a foundation for orchestral performance and musicianship. Open to 7-13 year olds from across the country.
Contact: National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, 57 Buckingham Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS24 9BG. Tel: 01934 418855 Email: mail@nco.org.uk Website: www.nco.org.uk 

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S WIND ORCHESTRA
NCWOis the umbrella initials of the original charitable trust – the National Children’s Wind Orchestra of Great Britain, formed in 1984, There are now three wind orchestras and three classical orchestral groups. The six groups are chosen by audition around the winter half term period, and those selected attend a residential course the following Easter at Queenswood School, Hertfordshire.
Email: admin@ncwo.org.uk    Website: www.ncwo.org.uk

NEW LONDON CHILDREN’S CHOIR
The New London Children’s Choir is open to girls and boys aged between 7 and 19 to learn to sing and enjoy all kinds of music.
Contact: New London Children’s Choir, 7-11 Britannia Street,London WC1X 9JS Tel: 07545 921 890 Website: http://www.newlondonchildrenschoir.org.uk

THE PROCORDA TRUST
A music and educational charity providing a continuous and progressive programme of education through the medium of chamber music and ensemble training from age 5 to 24.  Offers national provision and opportunity all around the country, including courses and workshops in Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
Website: www.procorda.com

PURCELL SCHOOL
A boarding and day school for young musicians, and Britain’s oldest specialist music school. Based in Bushey near Watford,  The Purcell School provides a rounded education with music at its heart.  Offers outstanding young musicians the opportunity to make music every day with around 180 other talented players Contact: The Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 2TS Tel: 01923 331100 mailto:info@purcell-school.org Website www.purcell-school.org

ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC JUNIOR ACADEMY
Highest quality musical training. About 200 pupils attend on Saturdays and limited mid-week individual tuition and series of courses for young string players aged 4-10.
Email: juniors@ram.ac.uk  Website: https://www.ram.ac.uk/departments/junior-academy

ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC JUNIOR DEPARTMENT
Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) is a specialist term-time only Saturday school offering advanced training to musicians between the ages of 8 and 18. Students combine studying at RCMJD with their general education at their chosen week-day school. They come together at the RCM London each Saturday for a tailor-made programme of individual instrument/voice/composition lessons, chamber music, orchestral and choral training, and general musicianship.
Email:  jd@rcm.ac.uk Tel: 020 7591 4334 (11am – 3pm Tuesday to Friday) Website: http://www.rcm.ac.uk/junior/

ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC JUNIOR SCHOOL
The Junior RNCM provides expert tuition and specialist training for children and young people (aged 8-18) with exceptional musical ability and operates on Saturdays during term time between 9.30am-4.30pm.
Contact: 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD. Tel: 0161 907 5200 Email: info@rncm.ac  Website: http://www.rncm.ac.uk/study-here/junior-rncm/

ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND JUNIOR CONSERVATOIRE
The Junior Conservatoire offers specialist and advanced training for committed and talented young people in dance, drama, music, production and screen.
Contact:  Junior Conservatoire Administrator – Chris Brown Email: c.brown1@rcs.ac.uk   Website: https://www.rcs.ac.uk/junior-conservatoire/

ST. MARY’S MUSIC SCHOOL
St Mary’s Music School is Scotland’s only independent specialist music school offering music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh.  It is co-educational, non-denominational and attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland and beyond – England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally.  A total of 83 pupils of whom 49 are day students and 34 are boarders, together with two part-time students.  In addition, the school runs a programme of Saturday Music Classes for children aged 4-14 during term time.
Contact: Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, EDINBURGH, Scotland EH12 5EL Tel: 0131 538 7766 Email :  info@st-marys-music-school.co.uk Website: http://www.st-marys-music-school.co.uk/

TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATOIRE OF MUSIC AND DANCE JUNIOR DEPARTMENT
Junior Trinity is a Saturday Music Department for 3-19 year olds. Young people have the opportunity to make music as individuals and in a wide variety of small and large ensembles, from Trinity Teenies age 3-5 right through to university and conservatoire entrance. 30 teaching weeks per year plus one week each term for masterclasses and other activities.The Junior Trinity day starts around 9am and finishes around 5pm, depending on age and timetable.
Contact: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9JF; Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444      Website: http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/junior-trinity 

WELLS CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
Wells Cathedral School is a co-educational independent school located in Wells, Somerset. The school is one of the five established musical schools for school-age children in the United Kingdom. The school admitted girls in 1969 and has over 700 pupils aged between 3 and 18. The school has a musical emphasis and specialises in combining high-level musical tuition with a general academic education, as well as sports.
Details: the Registrar Wells Cathedral School, Wells, Somerset Tel:  01749 834 213  Email:main-office@wells-cathedral-school.com   Website: http://www.wellscathedralschool.org/wells/ 

THE WORLD HEART BEAT MUSIC ACADEMY
The World Heart Beat Music Academy envisions a world where music, as a universal form of communication, bridges cultural, political, economic and linguistic barriers. The Academy aims to bring the myriad of the world’s cultures together through music, providing an environment where all people can experience harmony with their fellow citizens and be empowered to create a feeling of identity and oneness with humanity at large. The World Heart Beat Academy creates educational experiences where young people are inspired to achieve excellence in a vast array of musical forms. It is a specialist world music academy for young people in London, which not only brings and teaches music from all over the world but also provides disadvantaged youth with instruments and tuition.Contact: 1st Floor, 58 Kimber Road, London SW18 4PP Tel: +44 (0) 20 8870 3042 Email: info@worldheartbeat.org
Website: http://worldheartbeat.org/

Instrument Loan Schemes

FELICITY BELFIELD MUSIC TRUST
To enable students to have an instrument worthy of their talents. Instruments loaned to students of any age up to 21, until they are 25, when they must be returned to the Trust or purchased. Sometimes assistance provided towards fees or extra courses. Most students recommended by teacher and have to prove exceptional ability and need. Those from West County have priority. No audition fee. Details: 69 North End, Ditchling, Hassocks, West Sussex  BN6 8TE  Email:  info@felicitybelfieldmusictrust.co.uk

BENSLOW MUSICAL INSTRUMENT LOAN SCHEME
Mainly orchestral stringed instruments lent to promising young musical students whose development is hampered by inability to afford instrument of appropriate quality. Applications invited from young musicians of any age, from primary school to advanced study. Borrowers selected on basis of musical promise and financial need. Instruments lent for initial period of 3 years or until end of recognised course of study. No entry fee. Details: The Secretary, Little Benslow Hills, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Herts., SG4 9RB. Tel: 01462 420748       Fax 01462 440171 Email: loansch@aol.com

DULCE HAIGH MARSHALL TRUST
Grants for financial help to string players resident in Devon, including help towards tuition costs and the purchase of an instrument. Age limit 25. Closing date May. Awards July. Details: The Secretary, Heathercoombe, Inner Ting Tong, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7AP. Email: nicholas@marshall21.eclipse.co.uk

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation – Annual grants to conservatoire students towards cost of purchasing better quality instruments (except keyboard). Applications considered from students normally completing first year, but some juniors also considered, where progress impeded by poor quality instrument. Closing date 31st May. No direct applications accepted. Contact address: 10 Stratford Place, London, W1N 9AE.

Scholarships

AGAR TRUST
The aim of the Agar Trust is to address the challenges faced by young people (8-21) resident in rural Scotland, who demonstrate exceptional musical ability and potential, and wish to further their musical education. To apply you must be aged between 8 -21, with proven musical skills and exceptional musical ability and resident in a rural part of Scotland. You can apply for a grant towards attendance at an educational opportunity which relates directly to your musical studies.
Website: http://www.agar-trust.org.uk/

ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC
Open to under- and postgraduate students, normally aged 17-26, to enable exceptionally talented young musicians study at one of the 4 Royal Schools of Music. Full course fees, contribution to air travel and £3,000 p.a. towards living expenses. Application form, health certificate, exam marks, forms, testimonials and authenticated cassette tape of recent performance are required. Closing date 31st Dec. preceding year of entry.
Details: Board’s representative in own country or directly to the Board in London, Mr. T. P. Pleates, Director of Finance & Administration, 14 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JG. Tel: 020 7637 0234       Fax: 020 7436 4520          Email: abrsm@abrsm.ac.uk           Website: www.erinartscentre.com/oboe.html

AWARDS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS (AYM)
The key criteria are musical talent and financial need.To be eligible you should be aged between 5 and 17, be living and studying in the UK and be an instrumentalist (unfortunately the AYM are not available for singers). Award winners will receive flexible funding towards musical costs and individual support, which may include mentoring, master classes with professional musicians, the chance to observe professional orchestras and other ensembles in rehearsal, free tickets to concerts and performance opportunities. Please see Website for full details:  http://www.a-y-m.org/ Email: enquiries@a-y-m.org.uk

LAWRENCE ATWELL’S CHARITY
Lawrence Atwell’s Charity can now offer help towards any of the following: – vocational training – below the level of a first undergraduate degree – ‘first step’ qualifications – that help people become qualified to work – the costs of finding a job – this is a new programme that we are launching, please contact us for further information. We can accept applications from individuals who are: – Aged between 16 and 26 inclusive and come from a household where the parent/s’ total gross annual income is less than £26,000 and has been for some time – UK citizens, refugees and asylum seekers. We are particularly interested in helping those people who: – Have few or no qualifications – Have limited or no support from their families – Have a disability – Are lone parents – Have fled persecution in their home countries or – Are ex offenders or at risk of offending. To apply we ask individuals to complete a pre-questionnaire form, which is available from our website. Website:www.skinnershall.co.uk

THE ELIZABETH EAGLE-BOTT MEMORIAL FUND
Annual awards between £5,000 & £20,000 to visually impaired organists and other classical musicians under age 30. Funding for any musical activity in preparation for the music profession. Open to UK citizens only. No application fee. Details: The Music Education and Employment Adviser, RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE. Tel: 020 7388 1266 Email: sally.zimmermann@rnib.org.uk Website: www.helpmusicians.org.uk/creative-programme/funding-wizard/rnib-elizabeth-eagle-bott-memorial-fund

RYAN DAVIES MEMORIAL FUND
Awards worth £500-£2,500 to assist young Welsh performers aged 18-30.  Details: Blod Jones, Secretary, Tel: 0797 790 5523 Email: blod@blodjonespr.co.uk

C.H. DIXON CHARITABLE TRUST
Funding for musicians of all ages in England. Apply to: Mr. Richard Robinson, 22 Vicarage Drive, London SW14 8RX.  Tel: 0208 2740744

EAST MIDLANDS ARTS
The Regional Arts Board for Derbyshire (excluding the High Peak District), Leics., Lincs., Northants. and Rutland), supported by the Arts Council of England, British Film Institute, Crafts Council and local authorities. Supports a broad range of activities, organisations and artists. Details: The Music Officer, East Midlands Arts, Mountfields House, Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leics., LE11 0QE. Tel: 01509 218292         Fax: 01509 262214        Email: karl.chapman@em-arts.co.uk

EMI MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION
Bursaries for music students via selected colleges for education and instrument purchase. Website:  www.emimusicsoundfoundation.com

JOHN FLETCHER TRUST FUND
Open to brass players aged 12 – 18 for advancement of musical education and orchestral playing, who are not already full-time music students at recognised college of music. Applications in writing from an approved youth music organisation on behalf of potential players. Secretary: Harriet Fletcher, The Lodge, 45 b Wood Street, Barnet, Herts, EN5 4BE Tel: 020 8441 0187   Email: thejohnfletchertrustfund@hotmail.com Website: www.johnfletcher-tuba.co.uk

GRAUCOB MUSIC AWARDS
10 annual awards of up to £750 each open to young musicians with grade 8+, aged 19 and under on 1st May, living in Greater Manchester, W. Yorks., Lancs. and Cheshire.  Details: The Administrator Email: holly.marland@rncm.ac.uk

HATTORI FOUNDATION FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Instrumental Soloists aged 15-20: who are resident in the UK and have demonstrated both exceptional talent and achievement may apply for financial assistance at any time during the year to attend internaational competitions or masterclasses within the UK (or exceptionally abroad) and for specific assistance in the case of hardship. NB: Awards do not cover instrument purchase or full-time course fees Details: The Administrator, 72E Leopold Road, London SW19 7JQ. Tel: 020 8944 5319       Email: admin@hattorifoundation.org.uk   Website:  www.hattorifoundation.org.uk

MICHAEL JAMES MUSIC TRUST
Annual awards to young musicians to advance education in music, particularly performed in Christian setting for enrichment of worship. Priority to organists and choral singers. Closing date April. Details: The Administrative Trustees, 4 Onslow Gardens, Rowlands Hill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2QG (+ s.a.e.).

LIVE MUSIC NOW!
Provides performance opportunities in community settings. Age limit 27 (instrumentalists), 30 (singers). Ensembles of up to 5 artists can apply. Audition fee. Contact: Auditions Officer  Tel: 02920 813398 or Email: auditions@livemusicnow.org       Website: www.livemusicnow.org

MBF MUSIC EDUCATION AWARDS
Royal Philharmonic Society Emily Anderson Prize – Prize of £2,500 available to exceptionally talented violinists under the age of 21 – no restrictions on its use. Manoug Parikian Award – Prize of £3,000 available to exceptionally talented violinists with potential qualities of first-class performer under the age of 21 – must be used for study costs or instrument purchase. Guilhermina Suggia Gift for the Cello – Award of £3,000 for exceptionally talented students of any nationality under the age of 21 – to be used towards study costs. MBF Young Talent Awards – Awards are offered to those who will be under 18 years of age on 1 September 2008 towards one of the following i) the cost of buying an instrument ii) music lessons with a private teacher iii) fees for a Saturday music centre iv) travel expenses to attend a Saturday music centre. Awards are also offered to those who are aged 18 and about to enter their first year at university or college. Applications from 18 year olds can only be made for instrument purchase. Applicants should be British or Irish or have been resident in the UK or Ireland for at least 3 years on closing date. The MBF has organised a special deal with two of the UK‘s leading instrument retailers, through which MBF Young Talent Award recipients can receive a considerable discount on their required instrument’s retail price. If you are an award recipient and would be interested in taking advantage of this offer please contact the retailers below and quote the MBF Young Talent Awards. Details: The Awards Administrator, 7-11 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JS. Tel 020 7239 9100 Fax 020 7713 8942 Email: education@mbf.org.uk         Website: www.mbf.org.uk

MUSIC AT BEAULIEU AWARD
Designed to help a musician from the New Forest District further his or her studies or career – No age limit. Worth £3,000 – made possible by contributions from the Music at Beaulieu Trust, ExxonMobil at Fawley Refinery, a local benefactor and the Montagu Arms Hotel. Those interested should make written application, describing their musical qualifications and how the award would be spent. They should also enclose two references from persons acquainted with their musical abilities and provide contact details. Closing Date: March Contact: Helen Woodgates, Holly Grove, Holly Lane, Pilley, Lymington, Hants SO41 5QY. Tel: 01590 612461 Email:  mabaward@googlemail.com

NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH MUSIC
Contact details: 1 America Street, London SE1 0NE. Tel: 020 7902 1060 Fax: 020 7902 1061 Email: info@youthmusic.org.uk      Website: www.youthmusic.org.uk

NORTHERN ARTS
One-off and recurring grants to those involved in the Arts in Cumbria, Northumberland, Durham, Teesside and Tyne & Wear. Contact: The Chief Executive, 9-10 Osborne Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1NZ. Tel: 0191 281 6334         Fax: 0191 281 3276

PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Martin Musical Scholarship Fund – (£30,000 – various awards – offered to all applicants) Assists exceptional musical talent with specialist and advanced study and helps bridge the gap between study and professional status. Awards for tuition fees and/or maintenance while studying in UK or Europe. Preference given to UK citizens under age 25. Much younger students of outstanding ability considered, to meet fees or travel expenses in attending junior conservatoires. Support not given to organists, singers, conductors, composers, academic students, piano accompanists or those on jazz courses. Entry fee. See Website for details. Details: Email: Martyn Jones Website: https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/education/emerging_artists/about_the_fellowships

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation – Grants to registered students towards cost of purchasing better quality instruments (except keyboard). Applications considered from students normally completing first year, but some juniors about to start full-time course of study also considered, where progress impeded by poor quality instrument. Closing date May. Applications must be supported by student’s teacher and head of department. No direct applications accepted. Julius Isserlis Scholarship – Biennial, open to students aged 15-25 of any nationality, permanently resident in UK, in selected performing categories for study abroad. Value £20,000 over 2 years. Entry fee. Contact address: 10 Stratford Place, London, W1C 1AB.         Tel: 020 7491 8110         Fax: 020 7493 7463

RUSHWORTHS OF LIVERPOOL LTD
H.A. Thew Fund – Small awards to music students in Merseyside. Details: 42-46 Whitechapel, L1 6EF.       Tel: 0151 709 9071         Fax: 0151 709 9073

MARK SCOTT FOUNDATION
Assistance given to composers, instrumentalists and singers. Open to residents of Scotland, aged 16-25. Closing dates May & Nov. Contact: Niall Scott, Trustee, Pacific House, 70 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6SB.

THE TALBOT HOUSE TRUST
Established March 1992 for such charitable purpose or purposes as the Trustees shall from time to time determine. The Trustees meet annually in the Spring and grants are made for the following academic year. All completed application forms need to be received by the end of March in advance of a Trustees meeting. In line with the donor’s interests appeals are being considered from individuals in the Performing Arts i.e. drama, dance, music. Grants will normally be made as a contribution towards school or college fees or courses for students in the Performing Arts. The Trustees will receive applications from individuals anywhere in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In exceptional circumstances a grant may be given for maintenance, equipment and/or travel. Application will only be considered from UK residents for study in the UK. Applications will only be considered for 1 year of study. No Post-graduate studies will be considered. Contact: Mrs. Jayne Day, Trust Administrator, Box TH, Talbot House, Talbot Court, Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BS.

MURIAL TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Annual award of £2,000, open to open to cellists for further study, any nationality aged 17-23 on 31st Mar. Application fee. Details: The Hon. Competition Secretary, The Warehouse, 13 Theed Street, London, SE1 8ST (+ s.a.e.)

TREVOR & MURIEL WATSON MEMORIAL FUND
Assistance and encouragement of musically talented primary or secondary school children in Leeds area. No entry fee.Correspondent: Mr. P.G. Wooler, Gordons Cranswick, 7 Greek Street, Leeds, LS1 5RR.

MISS E.B. WRIGHTSON’S CHARITABLE TRUST
Funding for advancement of music education and recreational charitable objects. No official lower age limit although priority given to those between 8-18, candidates over 25 not normally supported. Scales of assistance vary according to circumstances and requirement (£100-£1,500). Grants either “one-offs” or reviewable annually for specified period. Applications considered quarterly. Correspondent: Mrs. N. Hickman, Swangles Farm, Cold Christmas Lane, Tundridge, Ware, Herts. SG12 7SP.

Competitions

ADMIRA YOUNG CLASSICAL GUITARIST OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Open to any nationality under age 20. 1st prize = £1,000. Application fee. Correspondent: Emmanuelle Ginn, Newton Park, Newton St. Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN. Tel: 01225 875522        Fax: 01225 875444          Email: e.ginn@bathspa.ac.uk

ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE ARTE MUSICA STORIA
2 competitions, one for entrants aged 5-22 covering piano, strings, wind instruments, guitar and accordion, the other for entrants aged 20-32 covering piano, violin, guitar, chamber music with piano and chamber music without piano.  Contact: Associazione Culturale Arte Musica Storia, via G. Saragat 26, 00045 Genzano di Roma, Italy.

BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Biennial awards ranging in value from £50-£2,000, and workshops, including Lloyds Bank Composers Workshop. Open to UK citizens under 19 (performers), 24 (composers), of at least grade 8 standard. Details: BBC Young Musician of the Year 2004, Room EG30, East Tower, BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, W12 7RJ.     Tel: 020 8895 6143  Fax:020 8895 6146 Email: young.musicians@bbc.co.uk           Website: www.bbc.co.uk/youngmusician/

BOOSEY & HAWKES NATIONAL YOUTH BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS OF GT. BRITAIN
Competition held at Salford University. 2 classes: juniors (under age 16); intermediate, advanced and open (under age 19). 1st prize & trophy in each class. Application fee. Contact: Peter Denton, Development Officer, Brass Band Heritage Trust, Room 112E Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5YJ.        Tel: 01422 250323         Fax: 01422 252246

BRISTOL MILLENNIUM CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION
Open to string quartets and piano trios aged 16-24.  Contact: Mr John Evans, Competition Administrator, Manor Farm House, Easton, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1EB. Tel./Fax: 01749 870270

BROMSGROVE FESTIVAL YOUNG MUSICIANS’ PLATFORM
Open to young performers (instrumentalists, pianists and singers, not organists) of any nationality, aged 17-25 (singers 28), of Grade 8 Distinction standard. Monetary Prizes. Application fee. Further details from website. Details: Andrew Harris, Hon. Secretary, 10 Evertons Close, Droitwich, Worcs., WR9 8AE.    Tel.(daytime only): 01527 575441    Email:andrewh@lgharris.co.uk Website:  www.bromsgroveplatform.com

CAERPHILLY YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Open to those attending Caerphilly County Borough Council secondary school/college. Max. age 19 at competition in March. 1st prize = £100 + 8 class prizes of £35 each.  Details: Keith Ellerington, Principal Music Officer, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Ashfield Road, Newbridge, NP1 4QZ.         Tel: 01495 246037        Fax: 01495 24323243    816998

UNA CLARK YOUNG ARTISTS TRUST
Competition for young musicians 23 and under, living/born in Surrey or within 30 miles of Guildford. Competition to find 5 soloists to perform with the Guildford Symphony Orchestra. Apply: The Hon. Secretary, Flat 3, 18 Waterden Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2AY. Tel: 01483 539502 (evenings only).

EARLY MUSIC NETWORK INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ARTISTS’ COMPETITION
Biennial, open to vocal and instrumental ensembles (min. 3 persons) aged 17-30 (upper age limit for singers 35), specialising in repertoire from Middle Ages to 19th century and who use playing techniques and stylistic conventions of early music. No entry fee. Apply: The Administrator, York Early Music Network, PO Box 226, York, YO30 5ZU. Tel: 01904 658338         Fax: 01904 612631          Email: enquiry@yorkearlymusic.org      Website: http://www.ncem.co.uk/youngartists2017

EASTBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA YOUNG SOLOISTS’ COMPETITION
Concerto competition for aspiring soloists of any nationality resident in UK, aged under 24 on 31st Dec. Prizes: 1st = £500 + opportunity to play concerto with orchestra, 2nd = £250. Entry fee.  Details: Brian Knights, Awards Administrator, 7 Prideaux Road, Eastbourne, BN21 2NW.     Tel: 01323 724763 (+ s.a.e.) Email: brianjknights@aol.com   Website: www.eso.org.uk

ESSEX YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
John Lill Award – Open to instrumentalists (except organists) and singers who were born, live or attend school in Essex postal area. Age limit 25.  2 prizes for those under 18. Winner receives £500 plus a recital with Ongar Music Club. Details: Janet Pope, Ongar Music Club, White House, Noons Folly, Newmarket Road, Royston, SG8 7NG. Tel: 01763 248342.

THE GALLIARD ENSEMBLE COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Compositions for wind quintet in any style invited from composers of any age and nationality. Entries to comprise full score + parts and may include tape, duration recommended 15 mins. Winning pieces to be performed at Woodford & Wanstead Festival of Chamber Music and composers receive trophy. Contact: 39 Bushwood, London, E11 3BW.       Tel: 0181 518 8903/0976 399828           Email: malcolmjg@aol.com

LIVERPOOL YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Open to instrumentalists aged 15-23, born/resident in north-west of England. 5 finalists will perform with the RLPO. Details: The Administrator, Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP. Tel: 0151 210 2895         Fax: 0151 210 2902

YEHUDI MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
Competition open to violinists of any nationality. 2 sections: under 16s and under 22s. Application fee applies. Prizes = £3,000 (jnr.), £4,000 (snr.), + performance at gala concert. Apply by Oct.
Details: The Administrator, 8 St. George’s Terrace, London, NW1 8XJ. Tel: 020 7911 0901           Fax: 020 7911 0903           Email: kgaynor@msn.com

MUSIC AT BEAULIEU AWARD
New Forest District further his or her studies or career – No age limit. Worth £3,000 – made possible by contributions from the Music at Beaulieu Trust, a local benefactor and the Montagu Arms Hotel. Contact: Mrs M J O’Hara, Chairman, The Music at Beaulieu Award Committee, The Ropeway, Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Hants SO42 7YG. Email:  maureen.ohara@saqnet.co.uk

MUSICALE YOUNG INSTRUMENTALIST COMPETITION
Biennial, open to young instrumentalists aged 11-16 of grade 5+. Prize = £200 + concerto performance with National Children’s Chamber Orchestra of GB. Details: Gillian & David Johnston, Directors, Musicale Ltd, Homecroft, Sun Lane, Harpenden, Herts., AL54GJ. Tel: 01582 460978   Fax: 01582 767343     Email: info@musicale.co.uk

MUSIC FOR YOUTH
Regional festivals begin in Feb., national festival at South Bank, London. Entry invited from young musicians. No entry qualifications or fees, classes for all styles of music at all levels. Closing date Dec. Application forms and information: 102 Point Pleasant, London, SW18 1PP. Tel: 020 8870 9624       Fax: 020 8870 9935         Email: mfy@mfy.org.uk         Website: www.mfy.org.uk

NATIONAL CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL
3 symphonic wind band categories: beginners (age limit 14), school, youth (age limit 19), community, open. 3 big band categories: school, youth, open. Regionals held in Nov.-Dec. Finals in Apr. at RNCM. Details: Liz Winter, Festival Administrator, 7 Dingle Close, Tytherington, Macclesfield, SK10 2UT. Tel./Fax: 01625 430807         Email: lizwinter@aol.com

NORFOLK YOUNG MUSICIAN COMPETITION
For grade 8+ singers and instrumentalists, age limit 22 (25 for singers), who either work, receive tuition or are resident in Norfolk. 3 cash prizes + sponsorship for public concert in same year, as well as one in Norfolk & Norwich Festival the following year. Entries by 30th Sept. Apply: The Michael Badmington Young Musician Trust, Victoria House, 215 College Road, Norwich NR2 3JD    Tel./Fax: 01603 504301

TEXACO YOUNG MUSICIAN OF WALES
Biennial, open to young Welsh instrumentalists aged 14-19, living or studying in Wales for 3 years. Entries by 31st July. Prizes: 1st = £1000 + trophy and performance with Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, 2nd = £750, 3rd = £500, 3 prizes of £250. Application fee. Contact: June McCullough, 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HA. Tel: 020 7719 3000/8549 7660        Fax: 020 7719 5175

KATHRYN THOMAS COMPOSITION COMPETITION FOR FLUTE
Compositions for solo flute, flute and piano, flute and guitar. Deadline early Jan. Categories: amateur, professional and school age (under age 18 and in full-time education). Details: C/o Dr. Galloway, 39 Bushwood, London, E11 3BW (+ s.a.e.). Tel: 020 8518 8903         Email: malcolmjg@aol.com

TUNBRIDGE WELLS INTERNATIONAL YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS’ COMPETITION
Biennial. Open to instrumentalists under age 24. Total prize money = £10,500. 1st price = £4,000 + London recital. Application fee. Entries by Feb. Details: The Competition Office, PO Box 10, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5ZQ Tel: 01892 616844        Email: twiyca@aol.com

WELLS DOUBLE BASS WEEKEND AND COMPETITION
Open to school aged double bassists. 1st prize = £250. Course fee + competition entry. Closing date Sept. Details: David Heyes, Director, Wells Cathedral School, The Coach House, New Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2LQ. Tel./Fax: 01252 319610

WILLIAMS-MORGAN PIANO COMPETITION
Competition in Dec. Apply by 1st Nov. Set music composed by Williams-Morgan. 2 classes under and over age 18. Combined entry fee and competition kit (incl. book and CD recording of set mus) £40. 1st prize in each class = recording contract. Contact: Graham Watkins, Education & Competition Director, RWM Music, PO Box 166, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2FL.         Tel: 01923 841645          Email: wmpc2000@rwmmusic.com

WORTHING MUSIC FESTIVAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITION
Open to pianists aged 16-25. Candidates required to perform concerto or work of comparable stature (30 mins. limit), with accompaniment from a second piano. Three best candidates will compete in final for prizes of £1,000, £500 and £250. Held in Assemby Hall, Worthing. Contact: The Administrator, Worthing Festival Association, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, Sussex, BN11 1HA.

YORKSHIRE COMPOSERS FESTIVAL
Competition to write a Christmas carol for the 2nd YCF Composers Competition. Open to individuals and school/music groups. Prizes include public performances and recording. Closing date Jan. Contact: The Administrator, 39 Hough End Avenue, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 4HE.      Email tlong@mi.leeds.ac.uk

YOUNG MUSICIANS OF DYFED
Competitions for individual young musicians and ensembles, held annually. Cash prizes, masterclasses and performing opportunities. Visit: www.ymmd.org.uk/young-musician-of-dyfed

USEFUL WEB SITES

www.whatuni.com/scholarships

www.finaid.org/finaid/focus/itl-stud.html www.iefa.org/public/search.html www.mbf.org.uk          Musicians Benevolent Fund – their funding booklet is also now available       Funding booklet (£4.99) and website – sponsored by Loughborough University www.rhinegold.co.uk/musiconweb      www.scottishmusiccentre.com   Scottish Music Information Service www.scholarship-search.org.uk   searchable database- also catering for undergraduate students.   www.wfimc.org/Webnodes/en/Web/Public/Home            excellent site where you can search for competitions by instrument/month/country etc.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION Booklet “Financial Support for Higher Education Students” from LEA or call 0800 7319133

THE DIRECTORY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE Publishes leaflets with information on regional funding. Contact: 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP Tel: 020 7209 5151 Fax: 020 7209 5049 Email: info@dsc.org.uk    Website:   www.dsc.org.uk

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION Provides leaflets on student grants & funding available from LEA’s Contact: Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT Tel: 0870 000 2288/0870 0012 345 Email: Dfee.ministers@dfee.gov.uk    Website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS ADVISORY SERVICE (EGAS) EGAS is an independent advisory agency for people wanting to get funding for further or higher education. Apply with stamped addressed envelope to: EGAS, 501-505 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AU. Telephone advice line: open Monday to Friday from 10-12 & 2-4      Tel: 020 7249 6636   Fax: 020 7349 5443

FUNDFINDER Produces computer software to help individuals & organisations find appropriate trusts. Details: 65 Raglan Road, Leeds, LS2 9DZ. Tel: 0113 243 3008 Fax: 0113 243 2966 Email: info@fundfinder.org.uk Website: www.fundfinder.org.uk

CAREER DEVELOPMENT LOAN Students over 18 can apply for a career development loan – tel: 0800 585505 for information.

STUDENTS AND BENEFITS Certain students such as lone parents and students with disabilities, may be eligible for social security benefits. Ask at your local Benefits Agency Office. Leaflet GL19 is issued by the Benefits Agency.

UCAS (UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES ADMISSIONS SERVICE FOR THE UK) Information on funding on Website: www.ucas.ac.uk  under ‘Advice’/’Financial Advice’ Contact: Rosehill, New barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ Tel: 01242 222444 Email:  enq@ucas.ac.uk

USEFUL PUBLICATIONS ‘A Guide to University Scholarships and Awards’, published by CRAC/Hobson available from Customer Services, Plymbridge Distributors Ltd, Estover Road, Plymouth, PL6 7PZ. The Directory of GRANT MAKING TRUSTS, CAF (Charities Aid Foundation). The Grants Register – The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide, Macmillan Reference Ltd. Music Education Yearbook Rhinegold Publishing Ltd. British and International Music Yearbook Rhinegold Publishing Ltd.

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