The Musicians Benevolent Fund has joined forces with Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) to support talented young musicians in financial need. Their 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 they continue to support those musicians who are most in need of financial support while ensuring that administration costs are kept to a minimum.
When to apply:
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.
MBF Education Department, 16 Ogle Street, London, W1W 6JA