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To begin your application please choose the type of funding below.  More information about each type of funding and who it is open to can be found within out Funding Available page.

Please note the ‘Key Dates for your Diary’ section on this page for information of when applications open, close and when auditions start.

Finally, some funding types require that you register on this site and subsequently login.  Where necessary the site will guide you through the process.  Scroll down to begin applying for funding and please DO NOT use Auto Complete


Key dates for your diary

Applications Open: 01/01/2024

Applications Deadline: 10/02/2024

References Deadline: 20/02/2024

Auditions Start: 22/04/2024


Audition dates for 2024

Strings – Monday 22nd April and Friday 31st May

Woodwind – Friday 26th April

Brass/Organ/Percussion – Monday 29th April

Piano – Friday 3rd May

Woodwind/Jazz – Monday 13th May

Vocal – Thursday 16th May and Monday 20th May

Composers’ Interviews – Monday 3rd June

Please choose the funding you wish to apply for

Study Grant

Open to undergraduate Jazz musicians and postgraduate classical and jazz singers, instrumentalists and composers.

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Instrument Purchase Loan

Each year the Trust is able to offer a small number of interest-free loans to former beneficiaries to help with the purchase of musical instruments

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Stephen Oliver Award

Awarded biennially to a young composer who has written a work for music theatre to assist with bringing that work to performance

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