Schools in the UK, that wish to buy musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £2,000 through the EMI Music Sound Foundation’s Instrument and/or Equipment Awards.
So far, the Foundations has made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers. The funding is available for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The Foundation cannot fund retrospectively and schools are not eligible for financial assistance under this scheme if they have already purchased their instruments or if they do so before their application has been approved. Due to increased demand for funding the Foundation will prioritise applications that focus on those most in need.
The deadline for receipt of applications for the October 2017 Trustees meeting is Monday 21 August 2017.