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Financial assistance for young musicians

There are many organisations that provide support for young musicians. If you are looking for assistance, or need support with an application contact us.

Friends of Waltham Forest Music School Student Funding Grant
In January 2020 we launched a new funding grant to support students who attend Music School. Grants will be awarded to up to two students each year for 75% of the fees for their music education including lessons, exams, instrument hire and Music School Membership for one year. These grants are being provided by the funds raised by the Friends of Waltham Forest Music School.


For details of the grant and an application form contact us.

Other Support
Here are some organisations that offer funding for young musicians:

Awards for Young Musicians 
The awards for Young Musicians offer grants each year to exceptional young musicians whose families are on a lower income. They provide flexible funding towards musical costs (like tuition, instrument costs or travel) plus individual support to cater to personal circumstances.

Future Talent 
Future Talent supports gifted young musicians up to age 18 from low income backgrounds who need guidance to enable them to flourish on their musical journey. Financial assistance can be used to fund a variety of musical costs including lesson fees, contribution towards instrument purchase/ hire, ensemble fees and grade fees.

Help Musicians 
Help Musicians UK is the leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres. They offer people the extra support they need at a crucial stage that could make or break their career.


Musical Instrument Funding
Help Musicians directory of funders who facilitate access to musical instruments:

Music for All 
Music for All believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn music. They provide grants to individuals of all ages as well as communities.

Prince’s Trust
As well as offering its own grants to help young people aged 11+ with education, training and jobs, the Trust has a useful list of alternative organisations who offer funding.

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation 
Universal Music UK Sound Foundation provides Instrument & Equipment Awards open to schools, teachers and individuals in full time education as well as Bursary Awards through music colleges.

The Scholarship Hub 
Search and apply for UK scholarships, grants or bursaries for university on this comprehensive database of funding for UK/EU undergraduates and postgraduates to help reduce student debts.

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