Bursaries for Music Hub Lessons

Bursaries of 50% are available for lessons.  In order to qualify families must be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Free school meal eligibility (subject to change September 2014)
  • 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. 

Looked after children

Free lessons are available for looked-after children.

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.

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