Musicals Instruments and Equipment

See a list of organisations below

EMI Music Sound Foundation
The Foundation provides grants up to a total of £2,000 towards the purchase of musical instruments and/or equipment for individuals who are in full time education and Schools who require the equipment to fund music education. We also fund courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools.
Apply for an EMI grant

Benslow Music Trust
Benslow Instrument Loan Scheme is an unique UK charity that hires high quality instruments to talented young musicians. You can borrow from Benslow ILS if you are an orchestral string or woodwind player aged 7-25, have learned for 2 years and are passionate about your music.
Apply for a Benslow Music Trust loan

Felicity Belfield Music Trust
The policy of the ‘Trust’ is to enable students to have an instrument worthy of their musical aptitude. Most students are recommended by their teacher as being worthy of a better instrument than they can afford. Subject to approval, the ‘Trust’ then buys (or shares the cost of) a suitable instrument for loan to the student, which must be returned when he/she reaches 25 years old.
Apply for a Felicity Belfield Music Trust loan

Music For All
Music for All is the charity of the UK musical instrument industry. In our view, EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn to play music. Sadly, many people are not fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments or ways to help them to learn and discover. Grants are available for individuals as well as schools and community groups.
Apply for Music For All funding.

Youth Music
Youth Music’s grants programme provides funding for music-making projects in England. It is made up of three separate funds: Fund A offers small grants for high quality music-making projects and involves a simple application process. Fund B offers medium-sized grants for larger programmes of work. Fund C offers grants for strategic programmes to help embed sustainable, inclusive music-making across a local area.
Apply for a Youth Music Project grant.