As a Hub we aim to balance formal with informal routes to learning; schools and academy’s work with us to identify the best possible musical pathways for young musicians. But in increasingly challenging financial circumstances, both school and individuals can face barriers to progressing their ideas and ambitions respectively. Through our school targeted Development Grants, music coordinators and heads of department are given seed funding to take forward their ideas. Our Access Fund offers individual’s facing economic hardship or personal challenges the chance to apply for financial support so advance their musical learning.

Access Fund

SoundStorm, as lead partner for the Music Education Hub for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, is committed to ensuring that all young people can access opportunities to progress in music and believe that personal circumstances should not be a barrier to progression. As part of our inclusion strategy we can offer financial support to contribute towards...

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Instrument & Equipment Awards

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and now generously supported by Universal Music. The Foundation’s aim is to improve access to music education in the UK & Ireland. The Foundation has helped over 7,500  schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music...

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Decca Records Bursary

90th Anniversary of Decca Records Bursary to Launch in 2020 Grants of up to £2,000 will be available to schools in the UK in the new year to help young people engage with classical music. In their 90th year, Decca Records is supporting the launch of a new Universal Music UK Sound Foundation bursary –...

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