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Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland)

Interest-free loans are available to musicians at all stages for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play music.

The loans which are made available through the Take it Away Scheme works with 130 music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument and can also be used for musical equipment, software and tuition.

The Scheme which is backed by the Arts Councils in England and in Northern Ireland makes loans of up to £5,000 to people in England aged up to 25 years, and up to £2,000 to all ages in Northern Ireland.

Applicants must have an annual income of £5,000 or more and applications can be made at any time.


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13th December 2023