For students in Newport, Torfaen and Monmouthshire Council schools who are experiencing difficulties with paying tuition fees and who are in receipt of Free School Meals please download the relevant form below.
Applications for Summer Term 2019 must be received at Gwent Music by 12th April 2019:
If you have any further questions, please click on one of the links below or enquire about the hardship funds.
An online guide to Musical Awards and Scholarships
Help Musicians UK,
7–11 Britannia Street,
The British and International Music Yearbook
Published by Rhinegold Publishing — www.rhinegold.co.uk
These links may be useful:
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.
Felicity Belfield Music Trust
The trust enables students to have an instrument worthy of their musical aptitude. Most students are recommended by their teacher as being worthy of a better instrument than they can afford.
Subject to approval, the Trust then buys (or shares the cost of) a suitable instrument for loan to the student, which must be returned when they reach 25 years old. Anyone up to the age of 21 years old may apply.
Evidence of musical ability and need for financial assistance will be necessary.
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.
The Music Education and Employment Adviser,
RNIB, 105 Judd Street,
Tel: 020 7388 1266
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
2-4 Great Eastern Street
Tel: 020 7422 8280
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
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP,
Tel +44 (0)20 7227 7000
Fax +44 (0)20 7222 3480
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() 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
The Prince’s Trust
For applicants aged 16–25 who are not in education, training or employment.
Form available online or call 0800 842842.
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.
For further information about TalentAid, please contact the Case Advisor Team on Tel: 020 7405 2644
Royal Philharmonic Society
Various instrumental, singing, and composition awards.
Royal Philharmonic Society,
10 Stratford Place,
W1C 1BA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7491 8110
Fax: +44 (0)20 7493 7463
Email: Website: www.royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk