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Musical Tuition for Wiltshire children!

Funded on Spacehive 2 December 2019

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Musical Tuition for Wiltshire children!

Musical Tuition for Wiltshire children!

Music Connect CIC By Music Connect CIC

Funding for high quality instrumental or vocal tuition specifically for economically disadvantaged children in the South East, North and West Wiltshire areas.

Bradford-on-Avon Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Dec 2019!

We're crowdfunding to support additional demand for musical tuition in Wiltshire Schools. Our music education hub has previously supported approximately 650 pupils & demand continues to grow. We are initially targeting 3 Trowbridge Primaries - Paxcroft, Castlemead & The Mead. All are engaging more pupils in music who need support. They have confirmed they will underwrite 30% of the tuition costs through their own/family contributions. Funding tuition is not a statutory requirement for schools so this not about replacing a reduction in support from other sources. Schools identify pupils who may benefit and who would be unable to take up the opportunity without support. Tuition is provided by quality assured 'Associates’ of Wiltshire Music Connect. Tuition is in Wiltshire schools for up to 33 weeks of academic years 19-20 & 20-21. Lessons are usually 15 mins. Your support will contribute to 70% of the cost of tuition + 100% of instrument hire. #HelpingHand4Music

What we'll deliver:

  • High quality musical tuition and free instrument loan for 25 more disadvantaged children.
  • Musical Progression for 25 more disadvantaged children.
  • Improved social outcomes for 25 more disadvantaged children.

Why it's a great idea:

Most children in English schools learn to play an instrument through privately funded lessons in school hours. Our campaign specifically supports children who are classed as disadvantaged or vulnerable. Their circumstances mean they: - Don’t get the chance to participate in some activities and are not being able to try things out because their parents / carers can’t afford it or are wary of being unable to support their child’s interest if they start. - They can therefore miss out on finding their niche - the thing that may lift them into a different ‘place’. Without the above they : - Miss out on the subject-specific (in this case musical) benefits and progression. - Miss out on the associated benefits such as confidence/esteem/resilience that help them in their wider education and social development. This affects social mobility and young people's life chances. Our research with Young people tells us music is important to their well-being.

Steps to get it done:

  • Late Sept 2019 - Tuition support request deadline
  • Requests checked and provisionally approved from Dec 2019 or later
  • Funds raised and distributed for tuition

We have been advised by tutors and schools that requiring a small financial contribution from a parent/carer strengthens commitment and engagement. In certain instances, a school (with its overview of a pupil's needs and challenges) may decide to cover the 30% balance through its own funds and we feel it is right to trust in a school's judgement on this. Wiltshire recognises the need to narrow the gap in attainment for these young people.


Location Bradford-on-Avon

About the space



Wiltshire Council

How will the money be spent?Total £7,820

Tuition subsidies - £6,909 (88%)
Instrument hire remission - £586 (7%)
Other - £325 (4%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Tuition subsidies
Instrument hire remission
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • As we write, demand for support continues to grow so additional funds will be used to extend the numbers of young people to whom the subsidies are available and / or support additional young people in academic year 20-21. Demand continues to grow.

Total £7,820

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