Every year the Hastings Musical Festival, which is a registered charity, distributes substantial sums to aspiring performers, who are able to abide by the conditions below. The amount available for distribution is determined by our income from the Festival and investments and the number of applicants applying for grants. Everybody who supports the Festival contributes towards this income. This year we distributed £4250 to 15 applicants. Please keep supporting the Hastings Musical Festival and help us help our talented youngsters. Grants are paid directly to the appropriate schools and academies.
Applications are invited after each Festival, for grants, which may be made from funds available to the Hastings Festival, in accordance with the terms of the respective Trust Deeds. The grants, for students who have a course of study arranged, will be made at the discretion of the Trustees. Application forms are available from the General Secretary on request. Completed forms should be returned by the end of April following the Festival, so that they may be considered by the Trustees as soon as possible.
The Trusts and Awards providing these funds are:-John Lockey Memorial Scholarship.
Founded in 1935 as a memorial to John Lockey who was the Secretary of the Hastings Musical Festival for the first 33 years of its existence.
Isabel Blackman Award
Founded in 1966
Founded in 1980 as a memorial to W.H.Dyer Chairman for 12 years and associated with the Festival for over 50 years.
The Avril Parry Bursary
Founded by our President in 2005.
For a performer who, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, has shown outstanding promise in his/her performance at the Hastings Musical Festival.
Also new in 2011 The John and Irene Foster Charitable Trust Bursary.
Other awards held in general funds include:-