Camden Music Trust
Children in the UK can now receive free instrumental lessons between age 8 and 9 thanks to the First Access scheme. But there is still a big hurdle for children who are living below the poverty line. What happens to talented children whose parents can’t afford for the lessons to continue? Without help, all that talent, enthusiasm and hope goes to waste.
In 2016, we awarded Camden Music Trust funding over a period of 4 years to support their full Scholarships programme. Our grant will give talented but disadvantaged children the support they need for the four years between the end of the First Access scheme and the start of a GCSE Music course at age 13 (when free instrumental lessons are available again at school).