The EMI Music Sound Foundation provides two types of awards: Firstly, the Instrument and/or Equipment awards which allows schools, music teachers and individuals in full time education to apply directly to the Foundation for assistance with the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment.

Secondly, the Bursary awards which allow students at the colleges/organisations detailed below to apply for assistance with fees and/or living expenses (these are handled directly by the college/organisation).


For more details on both awards please see below:



Bursary Award

The Foundation has created vital bursaries at eight 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 funds (£5000 per college annually) as bursaries for music students. We hope 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. Please contact the colleges direct if you wish to enquire about our bursary (please note this is for fees and living expenss only, if you wish to purchase an instrument and/or equipment please apply directly to the Foundation using the application form).


To apply for an Individual Award, click here.



Schools – Instrument & equipment Award

The Foundation has helped over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment
The Foundation provides grants up to a total of £2,000 towards the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment for individuals who are in full time education and Schools who require the equipment to fund music education. We also fund courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools.
In order to apply for financial support you must complete our application form in full, providing us with the relevant evidence required.
(Please see the application form ‘Completion Instructions’ for more information)
If you have applied before and been successful you are required to wait two Trustee meetings (approx 12 months) before you are able to re-apply. If you are in any doubt about these dates please contact the office.
For further information on how to apply and the deadline for applications to be received for our next Trustees meeting please download a copy of the application form.
Due to the increasingly high volume of applications received for each meeting, if your form is received incomplete in the week of the deadline this may mean that the office does not have the time to contact you to rectify this. Therefore, please ensure that your form is fully completed, with all attachments and ensure that you send it to the office in plenty of time.


To apply for a Schools Award, click here.


For further information, please visit here.


Closing Date: 31st January 2018


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