London Music Fund offer four-year music Scholarships to children who have started learning an instrument and are making great progress, but whose families find it difficult to pay for music lessons, meaning that without our support may not be able to develop their creativity.


The comprehensive FOUR-YEAR programme includes:


  • Weekly instrumental tuition at a suitably challenging level, normally in small groups (2-6 per group) or, in exceptional circumstances, one-to-one.

  • Compulsory attendance at a weekly ensemble of a suitably challenging level.

  • Regular performance opportunities.

  • Invitations to attend special projects and go on trips to professional concerts.

  • A well-maintained instrument which can be taken home.

  • A named Lewisham Music Mentor who is the liaison between the Scholar and family, music tutor and school.


In order to be put forward for a Scholarship, the child must:


  • Currently be in year 5 or 6 (so going into year 6 or 7 in September 2021).

  • Attend a primary school in London where there are no school fees.

  • Have been learning a musical instrument for a minimum of one year.

  • Show potential and commitment to learning.

  • Be in a family where the ongoing cost of tuition would be prohibitive.


Do you know a budding young musician who would be suitable for the London Music Fund Scholarship programme?


Please contact Lewisham Music for details on how to apply or speak to your school which should have details on how to nominate a student. Please note that applications can not be made directly to London Music Fund.