Bursaries for Music Hub Lessons and Groups

Bursaries of 50% (off a 20 minute lesson fortnightly lesson) are available for lessons and FREE music group membership.  In order to qualify families must be eligible and/or in receipt of one of the following:

  • Free school meal eligibility (subject to change September 2014)
  • Universal Credit
  • If not in receipt of Universal Credit (eligibility and information here) one of the following:
    • Income support       
    • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
    • Working tax credit, (where annual income is below £16,190)

Bursaries are also available for lessons with Music Hub Accredited Teachers. Please contact your Accredited Teacher or school for further information.

Children with special needs

Bursaries are also available for children with special needs.

You will need to submit a letter from your child’s Headteacher (Sheffield schools only) confirming that your child has special needs and would benefit from a longer lesson to qualify. 

Children Looked After (CLA)

Free lessons, instrument hire, music group places and holiday courses are available for looked-after children (e.g children in foster care)

Please provide us with a letter from your Sheffield school, social worker or Sheffield City Council confirming that you are a carer for a looked-after child.

Please contact SheffieldMusicHubCLA@sheffield.gov.uk 

Financial assistance for instruments

  • Families in receipt of a Sheffield Music Hub Lesson bursary receive a 50% instrument hire bursary automatically
  • The Arts Council’s Take It Away Scheme provides an interest-free loan to purchase an instrument
  • Contact charities and trusts which may provide financial assistance for music lessons and instruments