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September 2020

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation provides the following two types of awards:

Instrument & Equipment Awards: The Foundation has helped over 7,000 students, schools and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and/or equipment.

The Foundation provides grants up to a total of £1,500 towards the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment for individuals who are in full time education and Schools who require the equipment to improve their music department. They also fund courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools.

If you would like to apply for funding, please complete the relevant application form in full (if you are a teacher looking for help towards the cost of training opportunities please complete the ‘individuals’ application form). Full instructions are included on the form along with the deadline for your application to be received. Please ensure you send in all relevant documentation by the deadline as incomplete/late applications will be automatically returned to you.

If you have applied before and been successful you are required to wait for two Trustee meetings (approx 12 months) to pass before you are able to re-apply. If you are in any doubt about these dates please contact the office.

Bursary Awards: The Foundation has created vital bursaries at eleven music colleges and conservatoires to assist music students in need of financial support. The organisations represent a high standard of traditional, classic and modern music study across the UK.

The Trustees of Universal Music UK Sound Foundation have awarded £5000 per college annually as bursaries for music students. We hope to maintain a relationship with every bursary student and follow their continued musical progress beyond study.

The bursaries are distributed at each college’s discretion based on criteria provided by the Foundation so please contact the colleges direct if you wish to enquire about this bursary. (contact details are available on the website)   Please note this is for fees only, if you wish to purchase an instrument and/or equipment please apply directly to the Foundation using the application form on the website.

Application Form:   Available to download from the website

Contact: Universal Music UK Sound Foundation, 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, Londong N1C 4AG

Telephone: 0203 932 6101