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Coventry music discounts and subsidies

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We currently offer the following:

  • Attendance to all groups for Looked After Children is free.
  • There is a termly cap of £50 per term for the first family member.
  • Additional family members will be charged a 50% of group cost.
  • There is a termly cap of £25 per term for additional family members.
  • Group members will eligible for a subsidy if they qualify for one of the following criteria:
    • Income – based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Income – related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Universal Credit
    • Child Tax Credit (as long as you are not getting Working Tax Credit )
  • Remissions for multiple attendees.
    • For families with more than one member of a Performance Group, the first member will be charged at the full rate, but all subsequent members will be charged at 50% of the cost.
    • There is a termly cap of £50 per term for the first family member.
    • There is a termly cap of £25 per term for additional family members.

Charles Barratt awards

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Watch this space for full details of our annual Charles Barratt awards, including how to apply for the next academic year.

Financial support for young musicians with Valentine Alcock awardsValentine alcock scholarship banner 1

 

Do you know a young person from a disadvantaged background who might benefit from intensive instrumental tuition?

Valentine Alcock was a talented young mixed-race clarinettist and saxophonist from a single-parent household who died tragically in 1974. In his memory, close members of his family established a fund to allow others to follow in his musical footsteps. We aim:

To provide financial support up to 100% of fees to enable young people of limited financial means to learn to play a musical instrument through attendance in practical courses, workshops or masterclasses especially those involving residential attendance.

In recent years, we have provided funding for the following individuals and courses:

  • Swansea: £240 for two siblings (parents on income support) to attend local authority summer course
  • Mitcham: £250 (of £495 cost) for 17 yr old (single parent family) to attend Hindhead Centre course
  • Wells: £770 for 13 yr old (single parent family) to attend MusicWorks summer course
  • Rye: £250  for 17 yr old (single parent family) to attend local authority youth orchestra winter course
  • Ipswich: £250 (of £540) for 14 yr old (low income family) to attend Purcell School percussion course
  • Wimbledon: £465 for 13 yr old (single parent) to attend National Children’s Brass Band GB course
  • Oldham: £130 for 17 yr old (single parent family) to attend Vacation Chamber Orchestras course

We are a small, family-run charity.  Each year we focus our publicity on particular regions; for 2020 these are the South East and West Midlands regions. 

To find out more about the Valentine Alcock Scholarship or to make an online application, please visit our website

Valentine Alcock Scholarship

26 Limes Avenue

Alfreton

Derbyshire  DE55 7DY

01773 520476

* enquiries@valentinealcockscholarship.org.uk