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  • You can borrow and instrument if you are a student, in full time education, and aged between 7 and 25. 
  • Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme does not lend instruments to professional musicians.
  • Full-time students attending all types of educational establishments are eligible: specialist, non-specialist, home educated, state schools, private schools, universities, and music colleges throughout the UK.
  • Students in further education studying subjects other than music are eligible, providing they continue to receive tuition on the instrument for which they are applying.

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UK Residents

  • Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme is a UK-based charity and is only able to lend to students who are resident in the UK.
  • Students must have a parent or guarantor who is also resident in the UK, and who is able to pay the deposit and monthly loan charges.

Financial Situation

  • Bursaries to the value of 10% to 100% of the annual loan charge are available to applicants from households with a gross annual income of £35,000 and below, assessed on a case by case basis. Please enquire for more information. 
  • Commitment, potential, financial and family circumstances are all taken into consideration. You will be asked to provide proof of income. 

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Standard of Playing

  • Your playing should have reached a good standard and been learning for a minimum of 2 years. Examination grades are not essential.
  • Passion, commitment, potential and a genuine love for the instrument are of greater importance.
  • In very exceptional circumstances we may consider lending to a student who has been learning for less than 2 years. 

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  • Applications are welcomed from all social and ethnic backgrounds.