London College of Music

Scholarships and bursaries from external organisations

All students can consult the Help Musicians UK website where there is a useful Funding Wizard.

Help Musicians UK online guide to Musical Awards and Scholarships
Help Musicians UK, 7–11 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JS

The British and International Music Yearbook
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Trust / Fund

The Countess of Munster Musical Trust: Annual awards towards cost of postgraduate study in UK and abroad. Open to British and British Commonwealth music students - instrumentalists, singers and composers and conductors under the age of 25 (28 for singers), undertaking performance based courses. No entry fee. Apply: Mrs Kathy Butler, Secretary, Wormley Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG.
Contact: Tel: 01428 685427 Fax: 01428 685064
Email: Website:
The Cross Trust: Open to graduates/undergraduates of Scottish birth or parentage. Aims include encouragement of performance participation in music and drama. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding merit; financial hardship also taken into account. Apply: The Secretaries of The Cross Trust, McCash & Hunter LLP, Solicitors, 25 South Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PE
Contact: Email: Tel: 01738 620451 Fax: 01738 631155
C H Dixon Charitable Trust: Funding for musicians of all ages in England. Apply: R.M. Robinson, Messrs Dixon Ward, 16 The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QD.
The Elizabeth Eagle-Bott Memorial Fund: Annual awards between £5,000 and £20,000 to visually impaired organists and other classical musicians under age 30. Funding for any musical activity in preparation for the music profession.
Open to UK citizens only. No application fee.
Contact: The Music Education and Employment Adviser, RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE.
Tel: 020 7388 1266 Website:
Ruby and Will George Trust: Applicants must have a connection to commerce. Use contact form on website to make an initial enquiry.
The Leche Trust: Assistance given to PhD students from overseas during final months’ study in UK and to outstanding postgraduate music students.

Contact: Secretary to the Trustees, 84 Cicada Road, London, SW18 2NZ.
Tel./Fax: 020 8870 6233.

Making Music: Awards for young musicians: Making Music presents a number of awards, bursaries and prizes to individual musicians, groups and organisations in both the voluntary and professional sector. Further information available at
Contact: Making Music, 2-4 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3NW Tel: 020 7422 8280
Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust: Awards to deserving artists of any kind whether writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, craftsmen or inventors who are unable to pursue their vocation by reason of their poverty. Awards are restricted to persons who are natural born British subjects, of parents both of whom are British subjects and applicants must be over 30.
Closing date: October
Contact: Hamish Frost, Trust Manager, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP, 50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL
Tel +44 (0)20 7227 7000 Fax +44 (0)20 7222 3480 Email:

Martin Music Trust: Terms and conditions: Age - under 25 on 31 January 2014. If you are a UK citizen the Award can be used to study in the UK or abroad. If you are not a UK citizen the Award must be used for study in the UK. You must be studying for a performing career as a soloist, chamber musician or orchestral player. Organists, singers, guitarists and academic studies are NOT supported by the Fund. There is no limit to the number of times successful or unsuccessful applicants may apply. All awards must be taken up within the following twelve month period (payable from 1 June for private tuition and 1 September for tuition fees). There is a £20 Registration Fee. Auditions take place during the Easter Holiday period.

Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys: ‘Talent Aid’ TalentAid helps to support children and young people who are exceptionally gifted in music, sport or the performing arts. Applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is a Freemason. Contact: For further information about TalentAid, please contact the Case Advisor Team on Tel: 020 7405 2644
Email: Website:
Tait Memorial Trust: Annual grants to postgraduate students and young Australian professional musicians to provide training and performance opportunities and generally help further careers whilst living in UK. Age limit 35. Closing date 31 March. Contact: Mrs. I. Baring, Chairman, 4/80 Elm Park Gardens, London, SW10 9PD. Tel: 020 7351 0561