How to Apply

Our application process is now closed, it reopens on 1 December 2021 in support of the academic year 2022-23.

Schools of Music should discuss this funding opportunity with potential applicants and where appropriate their families and provide them with the Foundation’s Application Form and Guidance Notes for Music School Students

All applicants must complete the application form and provide a personal statement of no more 800 words outlining their career ambitions/intentions and why they are seeking financial assistance from the Foundation.  

These documents must be returned to their music school contact. 

It is the discretion of the school of music to shortlist a maximum of two candidates using an equal weighting of musical ability and financial need. 

Those shortlisted should be submitted to the Foundation via the online form on our website.

The Head of School, Tutor (or appropriate person) should provide a letter of support/reference to accompany the student’s application. 

The online form enables two separate files to be attached to the application, one for the personal statement and one for the letter of support/reference. There is no need to scan them into one document to attach them. The hardship statement still needs to be typed on the form.

The School of Music must submit all online applications with attached letters of recommendation on behalf of the candidates by 31st March.

Any general queries about the process should be addressed directly to the Secretary at the Foundation on 020 7869 6086 or at


The trustees wish to recognise excellence and exceptional ability or potential and applications should demonstrate this.

The application process is competitive and there is no guaranteed commitment of funding from the Foundation.

The application form and guidance notes for completion by applicants can be downloaded from our website.