Support for musical children and young people

Published 16th October 2020

Nottinghamshire Music Hub is part of a the national programme 'Furthering Talent' that helps children and young people from lower income backgrounds take up playing a musical instrument in school.

What is the Furthering Talent programme?

Furthering Talent is a programme that aims to get children from lower income backgrounds into music and offers funding to help them take up playing a musical instrument where it would not usually be possible. It is funded up to £2000 for each student by Awards for Young Musicians (AfYM) in partnership with Nottinghamshire Music Hub.

How should the funding be used?

The funding should be used to pay for specialist instrumental in-school tuition for a half hour individual lesson every week. In addition to this, funding may be used for all kinds of activities such as AfYM led ‘get-togethers’ with other talented students, workshops with professional musicians or going to watch professional musicians perform in recitals or concerts.

How do I know if a student is suitable for the programme?

Students are typically nominated after showing exceptional potential in Whole Class Teaching lessons. If you need advice, please contact local coordinator

If you have any questions about this scheme, running throughout 20-21 in Nottinghamshire maintained and academy schools, please contact Andy, our Nottinghamshire based AYM coordinator c/o

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