July 2020 EYM was able to set up a Bursary Fund, thanks to a generous
donation from the Nancie Massey Charitable Trust.
The aim of the Fund is to try to ensure that no child is unable to
attend EYM classes for purely financial reasons.
Although the primary aim is to help current EYM families whose
finances have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,
applications are also encouraged from those who may need financial help
for other reasons and from those who are not yet attending EYM.
Recipients of bursaries will be expected to attend classes
regularly and show commitment, but the bursaries will be awarded purely on
the basis of financial need, not level of attainment, and may be awarded
to children of any age. The
aim of EYM is to help all children to enjoy music, and to realise their
individual musical potential, whatever that may be.
Bursaries may cover a percentage of the fees or the full fees,
depending on need.
a bursary has been awarded, the child's EYM teacher will be asked to
report regularly to the Director detailing the child's attendance
record, attitude & progress. Continued
bursary funding will be dependent on this being satisfactory.
A brief report will be required from the parent/guardian &
child at the end of each year, detailing how they feel they have
benefitted from the classes, the contents of which may be passed on
anonymously to the Nancie Massey Charitable Trust.
Parents/guardians will be expected to inform the Director if their
financial circumstances change.
of application for bursary funding should outline the family's financial
situation and reasons for requesting funding as well as detailing which
class(es) the child(ren) would like to attend.
Applications should be sent to Jean Murray (contact details above)
and will be considered by the EYM Trustees in confidence.