How To Apply


Read the Grant Application Rules & Information.

Complete a Grant Application Form in full.

Application forms must be returned it to the address provided at the end of the form by Wednesday 4th September 2019


Attend an audition on Sunday 8th September 2019 at Great Bowden Village Hall where you will be asked to:

  • perform a pre-prepared piece of up to 5 minutes long on the instrument/voice for which you are applying for funding
  • answer a few questions accompanied by your parent or legal guardian.

We will contact you by email after the closing date to let you know your audition time – it is essential that you give us your email address on the application form.

The Trustees will consider each application very carefully and respond in writing within two weeks of the audition advising whether or not your application been successful.



Find & Fund Grants

The GBRT Find & Fund Grants programme aims to provide funding to local young musicians who need assistance with the cost of vocal or instrumental lessons and associated costs.



Funding is available to young people who:

  • • live within 10 miles of Market Harborough, Leicestershire and are a permanent resident in the UK.
  • • are attending school in years 4 to 13 in the year of grant receipt, show particular promise and enthusiasm towards their instrument/singing
  • • require financial assistance to progress on their chosen musical instrument/voice
  • • are learning of one of the following:
    • ⁃ Woodwind: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon
    • ⁃ Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Euphonium, Cornet
    • ⁃ Strings: Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Harp
    • ⁃ Other: Piano, Percussion, Harp, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Voice


Application Process

If you fulfil all of these criteria and genuinely need financial assistance to progress with either your instrumental or vocal studies, see ‘How to Apply’.

Grants are awarded for a full academic year and only assessed once a year, in September.

All applicants must be available to attend an audition on Sunday 8th September 2019 at Great Bowden Village Hall. We would like to emphasise that the purpose of the audition is to help us to assess your aptitude, potential and enthusiasm for your chosen instrument. Grants will be awarded to those who are most in need of financial assistance to continue their musical development, not to the most advanced or most able.


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