Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF)

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (formally known as EMI Music 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 and Ireland.

Grants and bursaries are available for young people in the UK and the Republic of Ireland who are undertaking music education and need financial assistance to purchase musical instruments or equipment. Grants are also available for music teachers working within schools to fund courses and training. 

Funding is given in rounds at particular times of the year, advertised on the Foundation's website.

Last updated on 6 June 2019

Who is eligible?

We support:

  • Individuals resident in the UK and Eire in full time education** to fund musical instrument/equipment purchase
  • Music teachers working within schools to fund music courses and training
  • Applications from schools towards the cost of musical resources.

**Music students who have been resident in the UK and Eire for a minimum of three years AND are one of the following:

  • A British citizen, or
  • A national of a member state of the European Economic Area, or
  • Have been granted leave to enter or remain in the UK for an indefinite period, or
  • Hold a certificate of right of abode in the UK. 

What we don't fund

  • Applications from individuals based outside the UK or Eire
  • Applications for tuition fees and living expenses
  • Applications for the funding of music lessons
  • Applications over £1,500

How to apply?

Funding is given in rounds at particular times of the year which are advertised on the Foundation's website.

Visit the Universal Music UK Sound foundation's website and download an application form, which includes instructions and the application deadline date. 

 

Contact details

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF)
4 Pancras Square
London
N1C 4AG
Email: umuksoundfoundation@umusic.com
Web: http://www.umuksoundfoundation.com