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Help Musicians – Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Awards

Applications are now open and close at 9am on 6 June

Students who wish to study Musical Theatre (Voice and Musical Direction) can apply for financial support of up to £5,000 towards study and living costs for the next academic year.  

This support is for Musical Theatre students studying singing or musical direction who are either wishing to complete their final year of undergraduate study or undertake a postgraduate degree in the next academic year at Leeds Conservatoire or one of the performing arts colleges listed in the below guide. 

See the full eligibility and application guide here.   

Please contact if you have any queries regarding their eligibility criteria. 


The History

The Ian Fleming Charitable Trust was founded by Ian Fleming in 1972. The Trust’s initial focus was on supporting national charities in the field of support, relief and welfare, and charities involved in research on human diseases. 

However, a performance of The Magic Flute by Scottish Opera gave Ian the idea of extending the support offered by the Trust to musicians.  

In 1980, the Ian Fleming Charitable Trust Music Education Awards were established in partnership with Help Musicians. Outstandingly talented individual young musicians have been supported through Ian’s trust every year since, with costs towards their higher education studies. 

Students from across the breadth of the UK are encouraged to apply.