Sustainable Bursary Fund
Create a bursary fund for student aged 11 years to 16 years who have real musical talent but cannot afford to continue study their favourite instrument due to the cost of attending lessons, performing in musical concerts and having tuitions. Or at times even paying for their instrument.
September 2012 - September 2013
Allowing young talented musicians to continue to play their instruments when they reach senior school and where music is not nurtured in their schools or at home.
By providing financial support without embarassing them and giving them the opportunity to express themselves with peers who love music like they do.
Provide financial support to musically talented children
Activities» Giving them discounted fees (or free when enough money has been collected) for the long term not just 1 year
» Allow them to purchase an instrument or hire one of good quality
» Search for opportunities for concerts and performances across the countrly
Increasing the number of students attending the course and on a bursary (currently only supporting 2. This is not enough)
Increase number of bursaries offered and extended to younger population.
The bursary will run out of money after a year or so due to the lack of income and donors.
Currently 10% of income from the not for profit activities is planned to be set aside for this fund and senior student concerts are organised to raise funds but income is volatile and not enough to provide a long term solution.
We are currently delaying the launch of the bursary fund to create a buffer.
Invitation to performance of the students. Number of bursaries offered yearly and progress of students.
Budget - Project Cost: £4,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,000 Fees Part support for 5 children x 2 years aim at making it available in full £1,000 Instruments Support in purchasing instruments for 5 children
This will be at GAM premises in Gloucester in the city centre and concerts are normally in the Gloucestershire area.
Gloucester is a small town heavily impacted by the economic crisis with a number of people being made redundant and hence impacting on families and children who would have otherwise been able to continue with their musical studies.
Young musicians aged 11 and over who have proven talent and potential in music
This is a facility that is not provided in this part of the country and children have to travel over 100 miles to get something similar
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Glyn is the director of GAM. He is inspirational to young children and is committed to provide music to children who are able but cannot afford it.