Bursaries & Scholarships

No child who is a resident in Norfolk will be denied access to NCYM on financial grounds. Bursaries are available for partial or full fees and to support travel costs.

Guildhall Young Artists Scheme

As a division of the Guildhall School, NCYM students are supported by the Guildhall Young Artists (GYA) Scheme. GYA bursaries are awarded on a means-tested basis, and any student of School Year 6 or above attending NCYM and living in a household with a residual income of less that £45,000* may apply.

*The residual household income is the total gross taxable income from the household, reducing that by the amount of Private Pension Plans, AVC’s, or other taxable allowances which is then further reduced by £1,130 for each child/student in the household who are financially dependent on the family.

These awards will be reviewed annually and subject to commitment and satisfactory progress. NCYM will also need to provide updates about Guildhall Young Artists to GSMD for tracking purposes.

How to Apply 

To apply for a Guildhall Young Artists fee bursary you need to complete TWO forms: one online application form and one bursary application form:

(1) please complete the online application form here, then return to this page and

(2) please complete the online bursary application form here.

All bursary applications will be considered in strict confidence and with reference to the strict criteria for bursary funding.

Stanley is benefitting a great deal from NCYM, he continues to look forward to going every Saturday and he has rarely failed to attend. The GYA award is very important to him and to us. It is also good news that you expect awards are likely to continue into the future, let’s hope so, thanks again.- Parent

Leverhulme Arts Scholarships

Leverhulme Scholarships are awarded each year to students who demonstrate exceptional ability by recommendation.  The amount of award varies and is assessed on the needs of individual students.

being part of NCYM has enabled me to develop my musicianship and technique, play in high standard chamber groups with like-minded musicians and overall, have fun! I have had many fantastic performance opportunities and NCYM has played a vital part in helping me get to music college – Eleanor Kershaw, Leverhulme Scholar 2018-19 now studying at the Welsh College of Music and Drama