Young people, schools or other organisations in Chesterfield can now apply for grants to help them develop their music making.
Thanks to a bequest from a local resident, we are offering individual grants of £500 for those aged 5 to 18, and grants of £2,000 for schools and other organisations for those living in Chesterfield.
The money can help to support any kind of music maker either to buy equipment or pay for lessons or other support required. It can help pay for support which will nurture a young person’s musical talent, or can fund music related trips or visits.
Our Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Alex Dale, said:
“This generous bequest from a local resident means that we can offer grants to help our young people continue to make the sort of music they love.
“It also means that schools and other organisations can apply for funding to help them further develop their student’s music education, and maybe pay for visits that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to go on.
“I’d urge schools and families in the Chesterfield area to look really carefully at this grant scheme and to apply if they think they are eligible.”