Funding an Instrument

Funding an Instrument

We've put together a selection of grants, trusts and loans that can help fund your/your child's new instrument(s)! 

Walter Bergmann Fund

The Walter Bergmann Fund is open to all recorder players under the age of 30, which a maximum award of £750. Applications are reviewed three times a year and the fund has funded 100s of recorders! This fund is ran by the Society of Recorder Players.

Felicity Belfield Music Trust

This trust was set up in 1990 to provide musical instruments to young people under 21. The trust buys the instrument and loans it to the student until age 25, whereby it is returned or can be bought over a period up to 5 years.

Awards for Young Musicians

AYM offer up to £100,000 in grants each year to exceptional young musicians whose families are on a lower income. They provide flexible funding towards musical costs like new instrument.

EMI Sound Foundation

The Foundation provides grants up to a total of £1,500 towards the purchase of musical instruments for schools and individuals in full time education. They have helped over 7,000 schools, individual students and teachers purchase new musical instruments!

Future Talent

Future Talent's Young Musicians Development Programme runs alongside the academic year offering advice & support, mentoring, performance opportunities, and masterclasses & workshops. Financial assistance is awarded as well and can be used to buy new instruments.

The Albert Cooper Music Charitable Trust

This trust was set up for musicians up to the age of 30 who play "an instrument with a bow". The trust awards once a year upon a successful audition. 
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