Bursaries and Funding

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.


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 2021, or recent bank statement showing payment into your account. (recent = within last 2 months)

Job Seekers Allowance or ESA: Official letter confirming benefit dated 2021, 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 2020/21 or 2021/22(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)




​Young Performer's Personal Statement - To be completed by the young performer

Please write around 200 words. You may wish to use the following points as a guide:

• What made you want to learn a musical instrument/start singing/start producing/start theatre?
• Why did you choose to study this area of study?
• What do you hope to achieve?
• Why is your chosen area of study important to you?
• What do you enjoy most about your chosen area of study?




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Bursary Evidence Form 2022/23

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

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