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Other Sources of Funding (Including Postgraduate)

External funding

Many students will attempt to seek funds from organisations other than the Conservatoire and those charitable trusts, companies and businesses that it deals with directly. If you would like to apply for additional funds from external organisations please see the individual webpages listed by country or region (England, Wales, Scotland/EU, Northern Ireland or International) as well as the list of resources and websites below:

Dewar Arts Awards

The Dewar Awards fund exceptional young artists in any discipline who do not have the financial means to achieve their full potential. To be eligible you must be:

  • Under the age of 30
  • Live or work in Scotland (non-UK students can apply using their Scottish postal address)
  • Demonstrate outstanding talent in any art form
  • Without the financial means to achieve their full potential

For further information go to


Paul Hamlyn Foundation

This is a funding directory for visual artists and composers. The website was created to provide a portal for information on funding opportunities for individual artists and composers.

The Directory of Grant Making Trusts 2018/19 ISBN: 9781784820428 is in the online RCS library catalogue:

Scholarships 2017 : Classical Music [and] Music Teacher Published by: Rhinegold (supplied with Classical Music and Music Teacher magazines) In online catalogue:


Help Musicians UK Funding Wizard can be accessed here

There are a number of organisations who operate searchable funding databases such as: