How we can help you

Future Talent supports musicians from any genre of music be it classical, folk or rock and on any instrument from violin to voice and drums to beat-boxing!

Applications for 2018/19 bursaries and scholarships will open in autumn 2017.
Future Talent builds relationships with all successful applicants and their families to provide sustained support, valuable mentoring, career and general music development advice and bespoke performance opportunities, as well as one of the following financial awards:

Worsley Bursary:
Available to musicians in Reception to Year 10 at the point of application.  As well as the support and opportunities above, you can apply for a financial award of up to £3,000 to be used over three years.

Robinson Bursary:
Available to musicians in academic Years 11 and 12 at the point of application.  As well as the support and opportunities above, you can apply for a financial award of up to £1,000 for one year.  Award recipients may re-apply each year until they turn 18.

Liz and Terry Bramall Scholarship:
Available to musicians in academic years Reception to Year 12 at the point of application, who permanently reside in Yorkshire or the North of England.  Offering the same support and opportunities as above, this scholarship can continue until you turn 18 and provides an annual award of up to £2,000.

We award funding for a variety of needs including:

  • Lessons
  • Contribution towards instrument purchase
  • Fees for membership to national or local training ensembles
  • Junior conservatoire fees
  • Residential training course fees
  • Graded music exam fees

Future Talent is unable to make grants towards any of the following:

  • Travel and accommodation costs
  • The cost of tuition or other activity that has already taken place
  • The cost of any instrument that has already been purchased
  • Means-tested fees at music specialist school

For more information about applying, please read our guidelines.