Important information regarding applications

We are delighted to report that The Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians (RETYM) is working in partnership with Dorset Music Hub (DMH) lead organisation Dorset Music Service (DMS) to administer grants, communicate with applicants and grant recipients, and make arrangements for payments.  

We are pleased to open applications again, for grants commencing in January 2022. The deadline for applications to be submitted is Friday 5th November 2021. Please note that any applications received after this date will not be considered.

Please apply online via the following link – https://airtable.com/shrXf3AN0xfoAHxJr

In addition, you must also submit a independent teacher’s report endorsing the application.

Please return this form to:
Joanne Holland
Tel:  01305 225770
Email:  youngmusicians@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Post: Dorset Music Service, Unit 14, Uplands Industrial Park, Blandford Forum DT11 7UZ

We very much look forward to continuing our support for young musicians in Dorset, working in partnership with Dorset Music Service.


Welcome to the website of the Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians. We are passionate about helping young people to discover the joys and benefits of music-making at every level, and we hope you share our passion.

Such is our belief in the power of music to transform and enhance lives that we do not want any young person to be denied the opportunity to have regular lessons, join a performing group or take up a college place because of the cost.

This is where the Trust can help – and where you can help us to make a real difference. Our purpose is to promote, improve, develop and advance education in and the appreciation of music in all its aspects for young people under the age of 21 resident in or educated within Bournemouth, Poole and the Dorset area with a particular view to assisting those in financial hardship. Our firm belief is that in this way we will enable young people to develop precious talent, for their own benefit and that of the community.

Imagine – Richard Ely Trust Online Orchestra

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