Bursaries and Funding

We believe that high quality musical opportunities working with experienced industry professionals and educators should be available to everyone

Bursary Guidance

Bursaries are awarded to families with a total taxable household income of £50,000 or below on a first come first served basis, so we encourage all students to apply as soon as they can. 

Although not guaranteed, we may be able to offer new/additional bursaries during the year, so please apply if your circumstances change.

The amount we are able to award may change from year to year, but as a guide, in 2032/24 families with a taxable household income of £30,000 or less were eligible for a full bursary.


Our Bursary Supporters

We would like to say a special thank you to the Leeds Music Education Partnership, Leverhulme Trust, Wolfson Foundation, The Matthew Nicholson Foundation, Other Public Charitable Donations and Leeds Conservatoire's Access Agreement for awarding funding for families with a total household taxable income below £50,000.




Types of Income Evidence

Please indicate if your household is in receipt of any of the following and provide the evidence requested. We cannot process applications without income evidence.

Income Support: Official letter confirming benefit dated 2023, or recent bank statement showing payment into your account. (recent = within last 2 months)

Job Seekers Allowance or ESA: Official letter confirming benefit dated 2023, or recent bank statement showing payment (recent = within last 2 months)

Tax Credits/Universal Credit with gross household income of less than £50,000: Copy of Tax Credit/Universal Credit Award Notice for 2022/23 (all pages)

Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support: Copy of recent letter from Local authority showing eligibility (NB 25% discount for single person occupancy does not qualify on its own)

Other circumstances you wish us to consider e.g. income affected by coronavirus: Provide full evidence of household income (i.e. P60s/letter from employer, or if not a possible family statement)




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Bursary Evidence Form 2024/25

Please email Junior@lcm.ac.uk if you have any issues or questions with your bursary application. 

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