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SMART Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that, this month, we will be launching the first SMART Scholarship for talented and committed young people in challenging circumstances and/or in need of financial support. 

 

The scholarships will initially provide up to one year’s funding for children and young people to continue their musical learning through Suffolk County Music Service tuition and to attend a Suffolk County Music Service area ensemble.

 

These scholarships are available to young people from school years 7 to 13 (from approximately Grade 3 upwards) who demonstrate a great deal of commitment, enjoyment and potential in their music making, but for whom the financial cost of ongoing music tuition is a barrier to their continuation. 

 

The scholarships help to enable young people to progress on their chosen instrument and can be worth up to the value of 50% of the combined costs of tuition and ensemble membership for the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.

For more information, please see the below Scholarship Information and Application Form document.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

If you require the application form in another format or need any support in completing the form, please contact admin@suffolksmart.org.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

SMART Grants

Please read our Grant Making Policy before you apply.

 

SMART will only accept requests for funding using our application form.

If you require financial support to access Suffolk County Music Service ensembles, please apply for financial support online here: 

https://www.suffolkmusichub.co.uk/take-part/remissions-information/remission-application-form/

Requests made in any way other than through the SCMS website or SMART application form will not be considered. SMART will only acknowledge and consider funding requests made in this way.

 

All applications for SMART funds must meet SMART's object, as detailed in our constitution. Any requests outside of this remit will not be considered.

There are no deadlines for submission; we accept grant applications on a rolling basis. SMART will endeavour to give you a decision within a month of receiving your application.

SMART STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT APPLICANTS SEEK SUPPORT TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM FROM A PROFESSIONAL IN THE ORGANISATION TO WHICH THEY BELONG.

Thank you for your understanding.

If you require the application form in another format, please contact admin@suffolksmart.org.