Valentine Alcock Scholarship - FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Posted: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:33
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Do you know a young person from a disadvantaged background who might benefit from intensive instrumental tuition?
Valentine Alcock was a talented young mixed-race clarinettist and saxophonist from a single-parent household who died tragically in 1974. In his memory, close members of his family established a fund to allow others to follow in his musical footsteps. We aim:
To provide financial support up to 100% of fees to enable young people of limited financial means to learn to play a musical instrument through attendance in practical courses, workshops or masterclasses especially those involving residential attendance.
In recent years, we have provided funding for the following individuals and courses:
- Swansea: £240 for two siblings (parents on income support) to attend LA orchestra summer course
- Axminster: £245 (of £500 cost) for 16 yr old (retired parents) to attend National Youth Brass Band course
- Mitcham: £250 (of £495 cost) for 17 yr old (single parent family) to attend Hindhead Centre course
- Wells: £770 for 13 yr old (single parent family) to attend MusicWorks summer course
- Rye: £250 for 17 yr old (single parent family) to attend county youth orchestra winter course
- Ipswich: £250 (of £540) for 14 yr old (low income family) to attend Purcell School percussion course
We are a small, family-run charity. Each year we focus our publicity on particular regions; for 2018 we are focusing on the North West and East Midlands regions.
To find out more about the Valentine Alcock Scholarship or to make an online application, please visit our website www.valentinealcockscholarship.org.uk