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Bursaries

Music Access Fund

Application for financial assistance 2020-21

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

WHAT IS IT?

Music access funds have been made available by the Local Authorities of Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen to support pupils financially in participating in Gwent Music tuition and activities.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The funds are available to offer financial support to students who are eligible for free school meals.  Poor attendance at instrumental and vocal lessons may result in future applications being declined. 

HOW MUCH CAN BE APPLIED FOR & WHEN DO I NEED TO APPLY?

Applications can be made up to a maximum of £101 per child per term and can be used towards instrumental or vocal lessons, and/or Music Centre or County Ensemble membership where a charge is applicable.

  • Maximum of £65 per term group tuition ( currently not on offer due to COVID)
  • Or maximum of £100 per term towards full cost of individual tuition
  • And Music Centre or County Ensemble membership of £36 per term where a termly charge is applicable. ( currently not on offer due to COVID)

HOW CAN I APPLY?

When enrolling online and entering your child’s details, you will need to indicate that your child is eligible for free school meals.  There is a tick box for this on the Gwent Music parent portal at www.gwentmusic.co.uk/parent.  We will request confirmation of eligibility from your child’s school.

WHAT IF I AM UNSUCCESFUL WITH MY APPLICATION

Applications will be granted on a first come first served basis within each school’s funding allocation.  Availability of the fund is subject to approval each new financial year by each relevant County Borough Council.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

If you require more information please contact Gwent Music on 01633 210800 or email