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About the grants we offer
The British Horn Society offers two grants available to members and all interested horn players, whether members or not. We welcome all applications.
See below for the details of each of the grants that we offer.
The Sue and Freddy Walding Bursary
Applications for the limited funds open on the 1st of January each year and close on the 30th of April. Successful applicants will be notified following the next Trustee meeting after the closing date.
The British Horn Society administers this fund, which was set up to help promising young UK horn players under the age of 18, who are unable fully to develop their horn playing because of acute financial constraints.
Grants given are to assist with the purchase of instruments.
All information supplied will be confidential to the trustees of the British Horn Society.
The Michael jackson Scheme
Applications open on the 1st of January each year and close on the 30th of April. Successful applicants will be notified following the next Trustee meeting after the closing date.
The British Horn Society is very pleased to be able to offer, for loan, four professional model horns – two Alexander 103s and two Paxman 20m.
The scheme is aimed at young players, under the age of 18, whose circumstances prevent the purchase of the type of instrument required for them to fulfil their potential, and allow a space of time for young players to find funding to purchase their own instrument.
The Society is very grateful to Michael Jackson for his generous gift that has enabled the BHS to purchase these instruments.
Loans will be for a maximum of 24 months. The horns will be insured and maintained by BHS-agreed repairers at the BHS’s expense. Repairs to the instruments during the loan period will be the responsibility of the borrower. Each loan horn will be recalled towards the end of the loan period for assessment and repair.
Potential borrowers are invited to apply for a loaned horn, and are required to supply details of their family’s financial situation, along with teachers’ references confirming their playing standard and prospects.
Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and the decision to allocate the instruments will be made by the executive committee of the society.