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External Bursaries

Awards for Young Musicians

If you are aged between five and seventeen you are eligible to apply, please click here


They give awards of between £200 and £2,000, in total up to £100,000 per year;

Awards can help with costs including:                                            


  • Buying or hiring a musical instrument                     

  • Music lessons                                                       

  • Weekend music schools                                        

  • Music courses                                                      

  • Orchestra fees

  • Travel

The Margaret Allen Foundation Bursary

The Margaret Allen Foundation invites annual applications for educational grants for children aged between 5 and 11 to further academic, sporting or musical achievements. Individual grants of up to £250 and grants to primary schools of up to £2,000 are available.


The grants will be awarded annually on the 31st March.


Application forms are available from:  The Clerk to the Margaret Allen Foundation, c/o HMSG, Hereford Road, Monmouth NP25 5XT; telephone: 01600 711229 or email:

The Youth Choir @ St Mary's (Ross-On-Wye)

Eight scholarships are available each academic year, each to the value of £480 per annum. They are awarded to choristers between the ages of 11 and 18 who have passed the RSCM Bronze Award (or grade 3 - any instrument) and have demonstrated dedication and potential.

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis but the expectation is that they will be renewed subject to ongoing review. Scholarships are given as a reward for hard work but also to provide financial support for music tuition (in any area / instrument) beyond choral scholars’ work at St Mary's.

More information and an application form can be found here.

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