The ESTA Tertis Viola Fund

Bursary funds linkFUND CRITERIA

Please read these criteria before applying for an ETVF bursary using the appropriate link at the bottom of this page

Bursaries for individual children are usually for a maximum of £300.

In exceptional circumstances a project bursary of more than £300 may be awarded, depending on the number of children/teachers who will benefit.

All bursaries are limited in number.

The normal maximum number of bursaries awarded to any individual is three.
Bursaries are awarded by the ESTA Bursary Committee 4 times a year.

The decision of the ESTA Bursary Committee is final.

Children wishing to develop skills as a viola player

  • The child’s teacher must be a current Full Professional, Young Professional, Overseas Professional or Student member of ESTA UK (click here to join ESTA UK).
  • The child must be aged 18 or under and in full time education
  • The bursary must be used 100% towards developing skills as a viola player whether through a chamber music or orchestral course or a series of lessons
  • The parent/guardian will need to show need of financial assistance. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need, not the playing ability of the child
  • The child will be required to write a pre-course ‘thank you’ message for ESTA’s social media platform and within 2 weeks of the end of the course to provide a write-up describing what they gained from the course. ESTA UK reserves the right to publish this write-up or extracts from it
  • Where the bursary is sponsored by one of ESTA’s corporate partners, both the pre-course thank you and post course write-up must mention the name of the sponsor
  • Bursaries are paid directly to the course organiser on receipt of the course write-up, an invoice for the amount of the bursary awarded and confirmation that the applicant has paid the balance of fees for the course

CLICK HERE to apply for an ETVF bursary for a child

Teachers wishing to organise a course or project to promote viola playing or teaching

  • The teacher must be a current Full Professional, Young Professional, Overseas Professional or Student member of ESTA UK (click here to join ESTA UK).
  • The project must involve children aged 18 or under and in full time education or be to enable string teachers to teach the viola
  • The course or project must be 100% dedicated to viola playing or teaching
  • The teacher will be required to provide a write-up of their experience running the project and how the grant helped. This must be submitted within two weeks of the end of the project. ESTA UK reserves the right to publish this write-up or extracts from it
  • Where the grant is sponsored by one of ESTA’s corporate partners, both the pre-course thank you and post course write-up must mention the name of the sponsor
  • 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

CLICK HERE to apply for an ETVF project bursary