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Deadline: Grants for Instrument Purchase

The deadline to apply for grants for Instrument Purchase is at 5pm on Tuesday 31 May. Applications are open to students of UK Music Conservatoires or Colleges of Music. Priority is given to first year students and junior students who will shortly be embarking on full-time study. All applicants must be nominated by their conservatoire/college principal. Click here for more information.

Further funding opportunities

Each year, we are pleased to receive applications for our longstanding Instrument Purchase Grants for first-year undergraduates at UK music colleges.

Current Recipients

In July 2020, the Royal Philharmonic Society awarded £18,500 to 23 students from nine music colleges throughout the UK.

Recent Recipients

Awards for the purchase of instruments have been made to the following music students:

Meet Our Young Musicians

Meet our current grant recipients, scholars and prize winners


We know what it’s like: that looming pressure to find your path and make an impression once you’re at college, and doubly so once you leave. Here are some of the ways we can help musicians in your shoes:

Instrument Purchase

It's a startling fact that many music students often have no choice but to embark on their professional training without an adequate instrument of their own. The RPS can help.

Hannah Hever

2015 RPS Instrument Purchase Grant recipient BASS CLARINET

Danuta Wieczorek

2015 RPS Instrument Purchase Grant recipient CELLO BOW

Past Recipients