Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £1,500 through the Universal Music UK Sound Foundation’s Instrument and/or Equipment Awards.
To date the Foundations (formerly known as the EMI Music Sound Foundation) has made awards to over 7,000 schools, individual students and teachers to improve their access to music resources through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. The funding has to be made 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. The Foundation also fund courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools.
The closing date for applications is the 9th September 2020.