What Activities are eligible for Help with Costs?
Currently we offer help with the following activities:
- Performance Group / Area Centre / membership fees - 100% discount
- Instrument Hire - 100% discount
- Instrumental Lessons - 50% discount on Paired & Group lessons only (100% for Looked After Children)
Do I qualify?
To qualify, you will need to be in receipt of at least one of the following benefits or meet the criteria:
- Evidence of Child in receipt of Free School Meals
- Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
- Looked after Child
How do I let you know if I think I'm eligible for Help?
We need to receive proof that you are eligible before we can help.
When you register your child for an activity, please also complete the fee discount request form (see Fee Discount Application Form), where you will be asked to complete a form and upload scanned copies of supporting evidence.
The supporting evidence will be assessed by Leicestershire Music before being accepted.
*If you do not meet the criteria listed in points 1-10 above, you may still be eligible, please complete an application, provide any supporting evidence and use the text box to provide further detail regarding your claim. Your claim for help with costs will be assessed and if successful you will be notified accordingly.
Please note that without Proof of Entitlement we are unable to Help with costs. Leicestershire Music's decision is final.
If you have any problems or queries regarding any of the above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Example of Evidence Required as Proof of Entitlement (MS Word, 1.2 Mb)
If membership fees present a barrier to attending any of our Performance Groups or activities, please contact us at LMplay@leics.gov.uk