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About the grants we offer
The British Horn Society offer a number of grants available to our members.
See below for details for 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 as soon as possible 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 so far have assisted with the purchase of instruments and helped to fund places on music courses.
All information supplied will be confidential to the trustees of the British Horn Society.
The Michael jackson Scheme
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, up to the age of 19, whose circumstances prevent the purchase of the type of instrument required for them to fulfil their potential. 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.
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.