Help with music education costs:

2024/25 Bursary Grant

If you’re finding it hard to afford the costs of music tuition for your daughter / son / child in your care, you may b eligible for our bursary fund.

Who is the grant for?

Young people who can demonstrate financial hardship.

What will it cover?

Any individual 20-minute lesson (for grades 0 – 5) or 30-minute lesson (for grades 6 – 8) for up to a year, together with the loan of an instrument if required and financial help towards music examination fees if relevant.

Hw much is it for?

You can apply for up to 50% of the cost per term based on a 3 term school year but you must provide evidence to support the costs.  The bursary will only be paid for tuition etc. for the period up to the end of the academic year (July 2025) but will be open for application again the next year.

Who can apply?

Students aged 5-18 who are resident in Swindon and attend a Swindon school.  Families in need of financial support.  Awards are means tested and applicants should be able to provide relevant evidence of income.  The gross income of the student’s family should be less than £27,000 pa.

Families where more than child is already receiving music tuition would also be considered whee gross income is less than £32,000 pa.

When can I apply?

You can apply at any time; however, we cannot provide funding for tuition that has already taken place.

Applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.  If there is insufficient grant to meet eligible applicants, applications may be held over to the following year.