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Saxophones Funding for instruments

Greg Barker

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Does anyone know of any organisations in the UK that can help provide grants and funding to musicians under the age of 18 with the purchase of new instruments?
 

AdamBradley

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I know tbis doesnt strictly answer the question, but worth a mention - My dad works as a music teacher for a big school, they get discounts usually, educational prices. See if you can buy through your school/college at reduced price, it might be a bit of s juggle as I think the school can only buy for itself, so you might have to get your teachers on board to let you buy through them. Worth checking ;)
 

Jules

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I know tbis doesnt strictly answer the question, but worth a mention - My dad works as a music teacher for a big school, they get discounts usually, educational prices. See if you can buy through your school/college at reduced price, it might be a bit of s juggle as I think the school can only buy for itself, so you might have to get your teachers on board to let you buy through them. Worth checking ;)
I think this refers to AIPS (assisted instrument purchase scheme)- basically buying the instrument without VAT......
EMI do a bursary scheme though I'm not sure how the mechanics of it work. they're probably worth a try.
 

RedBottom

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The saxophone choir I've just joined is managed by a charitable trust that raises money for just that. Instruments are bought or donated and then refurbed before being loaned to youngsters who would otherwise not be able to carry on playing. It is for local youngsters, though, so it may be worth enquiring if there's anything similar in your vicinity.


I also remember, a few years ago, there was a national campaign (possibly via the BBC) where people could donate unwanted instruments for use by youngsters who needed them. Around here the scheme was administered by the local education authority's music department, so again, it could be worth checking them out.
 
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