The Friends of Music in Winchester provides small grants to assist young people resident in Hampshire with
music tuition fees and/or the purchase of instruments.
Upon completion of the application form, the trustees take up references and then consider the applicant’s particular needs. If found suitable for an award, the applicant is asked to complete a simple contract between themselves and the Charity, and then the award is made.
To apply, download and complete the Application Form.
Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards made over the last few years include:
Help given towards the cost of singing lessons when family circumstances changed.
An award towards fees at the Guildhall School of Music for a student playing
An award made to The Hampshire Music Service to enable them to arrange an online master class with the principal cellist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Two students were given financial support enabling them to attend Hampshire County Youth Orchestra Spring and Summer courses.
During the lockdown, an able student was unable to have access to the Marimba. Our grant enabled her family to purchase her own instrument.
Comments from grateful recipients of awards:
“Thank you very much indeed to the FMW for awarding me £300 which enabled me to attend the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra tour in Hungary. The tour, comprising 5 concerts, was an amazing experience. The quality of music was exceptional and the opportunity to work together with other members of the orchestra was very rewarding.”
“Thank you so much for your very kind donation to pay for my new violin. I couldn’t believe it! It means a lot to me and my family and my new violin is amazing!”
“Thank you for your generous grant… enabling me to take up my place in the orchestra… Thank you for helping to make these experiences possible for me.”
“I am so grateful. I’m very excited and the piano lessons will help my confidence hugely.”