Giving talent a chance. Awards for Young Musicians believe that all talented young people deserve the chance to progress in their music making.

That’s why they are awarding up to £100,000 in grants to exceptional young instrumentalists in need of support.

Applications are invited from young instrumentalists (aged 5-17) playing any musical genre to join the 2018 Awards programme. Award winners will receive flexible funding towards musical costs (e.g. tuition, instrument costs, travel etc.) and individual support. This may comprise mentoring, workshops with professional musicians, the chance to observe professional orchestras and other ensembles in rehearsal, free tickets to concerts and performance opportunities.

The Awards programme is means tested and our key criteria are musical talent and financial need. Whatever genre the young musician studies, they can evidence their ability in a number of ways; it is not essential to have taken formal exams.

Apply online by Friday 9 March 2018.

Further information and how to apply here