As a Registered Charity, we are determined that financial hardship should not prevent a child from receiving instrumental tuition with us.
Parents may apply for financial assistance via our Trust Fund or one of our Specialist Funds.
If your child is in receipt of Free School Meals or you are in receipt of Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit you are eligible to receive an up to 50% reduction of fees subject to application to our Trust Fund.
MMF Trust Fund – Our Trust Fund supports eligible pupils by subsidising the cost of lessons and a reduced instrument hire fee. Broadly speaking, if your child is entitled to Free School Meals at school (other than Universal Infant Free School Meals in Reception/Year 1/Year 2) they will be eligible for financial support from MMF. Full eligibility criteria and ‘Apply Now’ button below. (Please see: Trust Fund Terms and Conditions).
50% reduction in the cost of Group of 3, Paired and 20 Minute Individual lessons. If applying for a 30 Minute Individual lesson, the value of 50% of the cost of a 20 Minute Individual lesson will be applied as a remission to your fees.
We also oversee the management and allocation of two additional funds:
– The Greenwood Bursary Fund
– The Dorothy Taylor Bequest
MMF also works with London Music Fund to provide Merton pupils that have participated in its In2Music programme with bursaries in order to continue tuition.
In addition to the above funds, MMF offers a remission in its rates for adult learners that are in receipt of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), in line with the fees for children and young people.
Apply to Our Trust Fund
If you are in receipt of a benefit that entitles your child to Free School Meals (other than universal FSM in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2) or you are in receipt of Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit you are eligible to receive up to a 50% reduction of fees and reduced instrument hire costs of £15 per term, subject to application to our Trust Fund.
Please note: you must provide evidence of receipt of an eligible benefit via this form. If you are unable to provide evidence digitally and your child is in receipt of Free School Meals (other than Universal Infant Free School Meals in Reception to Year 2), MMF may be able to verify your eligibility for financial support via the child’s school. If this is the case, please leave this field blank and write a comment to us in the application form.
- Income Support
- Universal Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)