Instrument & Equipment Awards, EMI Music Sound Foundation
EMI Music Sound Foundation provides the following two types of awards:
Instrument & Equipment Awards: Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education can apply for financial assistance towards the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment.
Bursary Awards: The Foundation has bursaries at the colleges/organisations detailed below. Students attending these establishments can apply for financial assistance towards fees and/or living expenses. Please note, applications for this award are are handled by the colleges and the Foundation does not accept applications directly from individuals, you must contact the college if you are interested in applying.
For more details on both awards please see below:
Instrument & Equipment Awards
The Foundation has helped over 7,500 students, schools and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and/or equipment.
The Foundation provides grants up to a total of £1,500 towards the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment for individuals who are in full time education and Schools who require the equipment to improve their music department. The Foundation also funds courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools.
If you would like to apply for funding, please complete the relevant application form on the Foundation’s website in full (if you are a teacher looking for help towards the cost of training opportunities please complete the ‘individuals’ application form). Full instructions are included on the form along with the deadline for your application to be received. Please ensure you send in all relevant documentation by the deadline as incomplete/late applications will be automatically returned to you.
If you have applied before and been successful you are required to wait for two Trustee meetings (approx 12 months) to pass before you are able to re-apply. If you are in any doubt about these dates please contact the Foundation office.
NB: The deadline for Instrument & Equipment applications is 29 August 2018. For bursaries, please see below.
The Foundation has created vital bursaries at ten music colleges and conservatoires to assist music students in need of financial support. The organisations represent a high standard of traditional, classic and modern music study across the UK.
The Trustees of EMI Music Sound Foundation have awarded £5,000 per college annually as bursaries for music students. The Foundation hopes to maintain a relationship with every bursary student and follow their continued musical progress beyond study.
The bursaries are distributed at each college’s discretion based on criteria provided by the Foundation so please contact the colleges direct if you wish to enquire about our bursary. Please note this is for fees and living expenses only, if you wish to purchase an instrument and/or equipment please apply directly to the Foundation using the application form.
NB: Deadlines are different for each college. Please contact college directly
BIMM London, Brighton and Bristol
Contact: Josie Blacknell – 08442 646666
Contact: David Saint – 0121 331 5901
Centre for Young Musicians, London
Contact: Geoff Harniess – 020 7928 3844
English National Opera, London
Contact: Andrew Given – 020 7845 9476
Irish World Music Centre, Limerick
Contact: Jean Downey – 00 35 361 202 590
National Children’s Orchestras
Contact: Carrie Sage – 01934 418855
National Youth Jazz Orchestra, London
This is a general donation to the running of the orchestra and not individual students.
Royal Academy of Music, London
Contact: Laurel Bennett – 020 7873 7333
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff
Contact: Andrew Healy 029 2039 1339
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Contact: Jules Haston – 0141 270 8264