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Funding for young instrumentalists from Awards for Young Musicians

17th February 2015

Awards for Young Musicians have just released details on this year’s funding scheme.

If you are aged between five and seventeen you can apply; AYM give awards of between £200 and £2,000, in total up to £100,000 per year; in 2014 they made Awards to 125 young musicians, some of whom they’ve been helping for several years, assisting with all the major costs of a young musician’s training, such as extra tuition, buying an instrument, travel and specialist courses.

They support instrumentalists making music in any genre, and key criteria are financial need (all applications are means-tested), and exceptional musical talent and potential.

Awards can help with costs including:

  •  Buying or hiring a musical instrument
  •  Music lessons
  •  Weekend music schools
  •  Music courses
  •  Orchestra fees
  •  Travel

The deadline for 2015 applications will be Friday 13 March 2015. Further details from: