Bursaries and help with fees

NORVIS offers bursaries from the NORVIS Bursary Fund to assist young people, students, the unwaged or those in cases of financial hardship, at the committee’s discretion, with the tuition element of the fees. 

Normally, we advise an early application date for bursaries.  We can only give out bursaries to those who apply to us, so please apply if you think you would qualify. There is no age limit.

When you apply to NORVIS using our ONLINE APPLICATION form, you will be able to fill in the Bursary application as part of that process.

If you are unable to apply online for some reason, please contact our Administrator, Mrs Deborah Beasley-Suffolk who will assist you: enquiries@norvis.org.uk 

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

Please let us know about success with these sources, as it will help us to give you better advice. NORVIS regrets that it cannot provide any recommendations about such independent sources of funding.

  • 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