The Nannie Jamieson Nutshell Fund

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Please read these criteria before applying for a grant using the link at the bottom of this page

  • Applications for grants are considered by the Bursary Committee 4 times a year. Deadlines remain at the discretion of the Bursary Committee and late applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Applicants are notified of the decision of the Bursary Committee within 2-4 weeks of the published deadline for applications
  • You have to be a string teacher or a trained player who intends to become one.
  • You must be a full Member of ESTA UK (to join ESTA UK please use this link). Preference may be given to those who have been a member of ESTA UK for 12 months or more. 
  • Grants are usually for a maximum of £300 and limited in number.
  • Grant applications are considered on their individual merit. Three grants from any single fund is the normal maximum any individual can receive and to award more than three grants remains at the discretion of the ESTA Bursary Committee.
  • The NJNF supports teachers who wish to develop and broaden their teaching skills. This can be by attending a short course ESTA Summer School, Suzuki, Colourstrings, Kodaly, Dalcroze or similar) or a broader range of activites including, but not limited to: technical lessons from a qualified teacher, mentoring or other courses. The Fund cannot help with the cost of instruments, travel, entering competitions, post-graduate performing courses or pedagogy courses that do not fit the criteria specified above.
  • You are asked to provide a short CV and indicate reasons for need of a grant including details of any specific financial hardship.
  • The amount of any grant awarded will be paid to the teacher on receipt of an invoice showing the expense for which the grant was awarded has been incurred.
  • If awarded a grant you are required to provide a write-up on the course describing a teaching point, tip or strategy from the course in a format that can be shared with the ESTA membership. The write-up must be submitted within two weeks of the end of the course. This report or extracts from it will appear on the ESTA website and might be published in the ESTA magazine Arco. On request, the report can be published anonymously.

CLICK HERE to apply for a grant from the NJNF