The Amber Trust

The Amber Trust was set up to help all blind and partially sighted children – including those with additional disabilities – to access and enjoy music.

Amber Music Awards exist to provide financial grants to individual children and young people in support of this vision.

See Amber Trust website for more details and to register.

Last updated on 6 June 2019

Who is eligible?

  • Applications will be accepted for children and young people aged from 0–18 years (funding cannot be provided after their 19th birthday) who are blind or partially sighted.

You can apply for an Amber Music Award to fund:

  • Instrumental and singing lessons
  • Music therapy sessions for those with neurodegenerative life-limiting conditions
  • The purchase of musical instruments or items of specialist musical technology
  • Tickets and assistance with attending concerts
  • Travel and accommodation to access opportunities for making music 

For information on eligibility and to apply, visit the Amber Trust website

How to apply?

  • All applications should be made by a parent/carer or young person (from age 16), but can be supported by a Support Worker or Teacher
  • Applications for instruments or software must include prices and supplier’s details
  • Applications for music lessons or music therapy sessions will only be considered when Amber has received details of the teacher’s or therapist’s qualifications, experience and DBS number
  • The Amber Trust will not fund retrospectively

Trustees meet three times a year in March, July and November. Applications should be received at least a month before to be considered for review. 

For information on eligibility and to apply, visit the Amber Trust website

Contact details

64a Princes Way
SW19 6JF

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