Bursaries

For students in Newport, Torfaen and Monmouthshire Council schools who are experiencing difficulties with increased fees and who are in receipt of Free School Meals please enquire about the hardship fund.

You can download the forms using the following links:

Monmouth Application Form

Newport Application Form

Torfaen Application Form

 

An online guide to Musical Awards and Scholarships

Help Musicians UK,
7–11 Britannia Street,
London,
WC1X 9JS
www.helpmusicians.org.uk

The British and International Music Yearbook
Published by Rhinegold Publishing — www.rhinegold.co.uk

These links may be useful:

www.munstertrust.org.uk/funding-guide
www.cafonline.org
www.companygiving.org.uk
www.findamasterse.com/scholarships
www.findaphd.com/scholarships
www.scholarship-search.org.uk
www.governmentfunding.org.uk
www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance
www.grantsforindividuals.org.uk
www.educationuk.org/scholarships
www.iefa.org
www.prospects.ac.uk
www.scottishmusiccentre.com
www.skill.org.uk 
www.studentcashpoint.co.uk
www.turn2us.org.uk
www.trustfunding.org.uk
www.wfimc.org

In addition, the following organisations may be in a position to help you, but please check carefully to see if you are eligible before approaching them. Information correct at the time of publication, although details and criteria can change. Please be sure to consult all literature produced by these funding bodies before applying.

The Elizabeth Eagle-Bott Memorial Fund
Annual awards between £5,000 & £20,000 to visually impaired organists and other classical musicians under the age of 30.
Funding for any musical activity in preparation for the music profession.
Open to UK citizens only. No application fee.
Contact:
The Music Education and Employment Adviser,
RNIB, 105 Judd Street,
London,
WC1H 9NE.
Tel: 020 7388 1266
Website: www.rnib.org.uk

Making Music: Awards for young musicians
Making Music presents a number of awards, bursaries and prizes to individual musicians, groups and organisations in both the voluntary and professional sector.
Further information available at www.makingmusic.org.uk/ayca
Contact:
Making Music
2-4 Great Eastern Street
London
EC2A 3NW
Tel: 020 7422 8280
ku.gr1506365754o.cis1506365754umgni1506365754kam@a1506365754cya1506365754

Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust
Awards to deserving artists of any kind whether writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, craftsmen or inventors who are unable to pursue their vocation by reason of their poverty. Awards are restricted to persons who are natural born British subjects, of parents both of whom are British subjects and applicants must be over 30.
Closing date: October
Contact:
Hamish Frost,
Trust Manager,
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP,
50 Broadway,
London,
SW1H 0BL
Tel +44 (0)20 7227 7000
Fax +44 (0)20 7222 3480
Email: ku.oc1506365754.wal-1506365754bdb@e1506365754pansa1506365754dnil1506365754.

 

Martin Music Trust
Terms and conditions: Age – under 25 on 31 January 2014.
If you are a UK citizen the Award can be used to study in the UK or abroad. If you are not a UK citizen the Award must be used for study in the UK. You must be studying for a performing career as a soloist, chamber musician or orchestral player. Organists, singers, guitarists and academic studies are NOT supported by the Fund. There is no limit to the number of times successful or unsuccessful applicants may apply. All awards must be taken up within the following twelve month period (payable from 1 June forprivate tuition and 1 September for tuition fees). There is a £20 Registration Fee. Auditions take place during the Easter Holiday period.

Awards in the scheme:

  • The Sydney Perry Foundation Scholarships – £18,000 (various awards) for postgraduate study
  • The June Allison Award – £500 (single award) for an outstanding woodwind player
  • The John E Mortimer Foundation Awards – £2,000 (various awards) offered to all applicants
  • The Emanuel Hurwitz Award – £2,500 two awards for pupils at the RAM in varying categories
  • The Paul Conway Memorial Award – £500 (single award) for an outstanding string player
  • The Friends of the Philharmonia Award – £1,000 (single award)
  • The Oliver Green Memorial Horn Award – £1,000 for horn players
  • Trevor Snoad Awards – Various awards for Viola Players
  • Meyer Foundation Orchestral Awards -Two awards for string players. Contact Martyn Jones(moc.t1506365754cenno1506365754ctb@r1506365754ental1506365754p1506365754) for details
  • Charles Henderson Ensemble Award – £6,000 plus Purcell Room recital
  • Earl and Maggie Guitar Award(s) for Pianists – £1,000 for outstanding pianists
  • Keith Harvey Award(s) for Cello & Bass – £3,000
  • Kay Hurwitz Award(s) for Viola – £1,000

Website: www.philharmonia.co.uk/about/mmsf

The Prince’s Trust 
For applicants aged 16–25 who are not in education, training or employment.
Form available online or call 0800 842842.
Website: www.princes-trust.org.uk/need_help/grants.aspx

Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys ‘Talent Aid’
TalentAid helps to support children and young people who are exceptionally gifted in music, sport or the performing arts.
Applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is a Freemason.

Contact:
For further information about TalentAid, please contact the Case Advisor Team on Tel: 020 7405 2644
Email: gro.b1506365754gtmr@1506365754diatn1506365754elat1506365754
Website: www.rmtgb.org/index.php/ourwork/talentaid

Royal Philharmonic Society
Various instrumental, singing, and composition awards.

Contact:
Royal Philharmonic Society,
10 Stratford Place,
London
W1C 1BA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7491 8110
Fax: +44 (0)20 7493 7463
Email:  ku.g1506365754ro.yt1506365754eicos1506365754cinom1506365754rahli1506365754hplay1506365754or@be1506365754w1506365754Website: www.royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk