The Musicians Benevolent Fund has joined forces with Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) to support talented young musicians in financial need. Our new partnership will enable AYM to offer special Musicians Benevolent Fund Scholarships to young people aged between 14-18 who are thriving against the odds to achieve exceptional musical standards.
Although the Fund is no longer able to offer its own ‘Young Talent Awards’, by working with AYM we can continue to support those musicians who are most in need of financial support while ensuring that administration costs are kept to a minimum.
The deadline for this year's applications has now passed. Next year's deadline is 15 March. Please visit AYM's website for information about when the next round of applications opens. There is no separate application process for the Musicians Benevolent Fund Scholarships and the awards will be made by AYM’s expert adjudicators. In 2012, £10,000 is available for these scholarships, in addition to AYM’s own awards.
The Fund will look to build an ongoing relationship with the award holders and we will work closely with AYM to ensure that the young people are given appropriate support and opportunities to achieve their musical potential.
Young Talent Awards
Following a funding review at the Musicians Benevolent Fund, we have discontinued our awards to school-aged musicians. Our remit is to help those who are in, have been in or are entering the profession and so, in times of limited funding, we have had to prioritise those who are at the later stages of development and on the cusp of entering the profession.
There are, however, several other charitable organisations that can assist musicians of school age. We will be working closely with them to ensure that the most pressing cases, where there is real financial strain and musical talent, can receive help.
To research potential sources of funding for young musicians, please
visit our Funding Wizard
download our funding advice sheet
The Musicians Benevolent Fund administers various awards for young musicians but these are, in the main, for postgraduate students only. Unfortunately we do not have the funds to support the very large number of undergraduate and diploma students that need financial assistance. To research sources of funding, please visit our Funding Wizard
or download our funding advice sheet
for undergraduate study.