Keldwyth Grants has been newly established thanks to a generous donation from the Westmorland Music Trust. The criteria for this new grant have been developed in response to the marginalisation of music in schools and the increasing need for lessons in schools to be paid for. 

Grants will be awarded to children/young people living in and attending primary/secondary school /college in Cumbria who show a keen interest in participating in musical activities and can demonstrate financial need.

There is no exam qualification necessary to qualify for a grant but the applicant must be able to
demonstrate an enthusiasm and dedication to their chosen musical activity and a reference
attesting to that will be required from their tutor/Head of Music/Choir leader etc.

Applications will be welcomed to support any musical endeavour, not just classical music. For example, an applicant might belong to, or wish to belong to, an existing musical organisation (band, orchestra, choir etc.) but who needs financial help to fulfil this wish, for example to help with membership dues, or to assist in the hire or purchase of an instrument.  Applications may also be made to help with individual tuition costs but applicants should be able to clearly demonstrate participation in group music making activities.

Our grants are only available to those applicants who can demonstrate financial need, and a confidential statement supporting such a claim from a parent or guardian is required.

Download form, complete it and send it to by 1st June 2020

or complete online form and submit

For grant enquiries please email: