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.  Munster Trust Study Awards

Open to instrumentalists and singers who are looking for support for postgraduate jazz or classical music performance-based study as well as to composers wishing to undertake postgraduate study. From 2020, the Munster Trust invites also applications from exceptional jazz students looking for funding towards their final year of a performance-based jazz undergraduate course but this extension applies to jazz musicians only.

Please note: the Trust no longer offers support to conductors or repetiteurs.

2. Instrument Purchase Loans

Open to young artists who received funding from the Trust towards their 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 2023) 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 Trust Secretary  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.