Bursaries and help with fees

NORVIS offers generous bursaries to assist young people, recorder1students, the unwaged and others to help pay the tuition fees. We have access to the NORVIS Bursary Fund and the Laurie Forrester Viol Fund.

We can only give out bursaries to those who apply to us, so if you think you would qualify, please apply using the form on this page. There is no age limit.

Please type or fill in the form by hand and post or email – as instructed on the form – if you would like to be considered for a bursary for NORVIS.  Please do this as soon as possible. However, we would like to receive your application, even if this is later than the ‘apply by’ advisory date on the bursary form.

2019 Bursary application form – Bursary form NORVIS XLIX Word – 1

PDF version – Bursary form NORVIS XLIX – 1

Other organisations may also be able to help with the fees.  It is important to apply EARLY for funding because the committees normally meet only once or just a few times each year to decide on awarding funds

Please let us know about success with these sources, as it will help us to give you better advice.

  • the Viola da Gamba Society administers the Joy Dodson Music Fund
  • the Society of Recorder Players administers the Walter Bergmann Fund
  • your local authority may have access to discretionary or means-tested grants

A few more possible sources of information (or you could do your own web search):



Under 18 – https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/get-advice///young-musicians-under-18

Student – https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/get-advice///student-funding