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The Kent Music Bursary

Kent Music is committed to enabling children and young people to access musical opportunities. The Kent Music Bursary provides financial support to 5-18 year olds, living in Kent and Medway who meet the financial criteria as detailed on our information sheet. Please read the information sheet before completing the application form and submitting to us via email or post:

If you do not qualify for financial assistance according to our criteria, but you would like to discuss support, or should you require further assistance or information, please get in touch.

Other funding opportunities

ABRSM Scholarships and Funding

Blyth Bursary
The Blyth Bursary has been introduced to offer a place to a local, talented and deserving pupil to Sutton Valence School. Up to 100% bursary will be offered to one student a year, the amount of bursary offered will be based on means testing and the bursary may be split between two or three families, if financially viable. The bursary will be offered for a day or boarding place at Sixth Form (16+).

EMI Music Sound Foundation is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and to improve young peoples’ access to music education in the UK & Ireland.

Dance and Drama Awards
You could get a Dance and Drama Award (DaDa) to help with fees and living costs at one of 19 private dance and drama schools.

Kent and Medway Young Musicians’ Trust
The Trust is able to make awards to help towards the cost of musical activities, which are organised on a countywide basis in the geographical area of Kent and Medway.

Music and Dance Scheme
The Music and Dance Scheme provides grants and help with fees at 8 independent schools and 21 centres for advanced training.

SCALE Vocal Trust
SCALE Vocal Trust is a charity who assist gifted young singers in need of financial assistance.

Swale Youth Development Fund
Grants are available for many activities, including music, dance, drama, all sports, indeed almost anything that will help young people to make the most of their talents and opportunities.

‘Take it away’ Musical Instrument Scheme
Take it away offers interest-free loans for the purchase of musical instruments.