The incredibly generous grant was a huge support during my postgraduate studies, enabling me to pursue new academic and performance opportunities. The grant helped me afford a wide range of books and music, as well as vocal tuition and society memberships. I am very grateful to the Festival Committee for their generosity, support and kindness.
Sherborne Abbey Festival is an event that is volunteer organised and run and one which gives back to the community and its audiences.
Proceeds from ticket sales are reinvested, to ensure financial security for future festivals and to support local music initiatives, especially those involving young people. See below to see the grants the Festival has made in recent years.
Applications for a grant can be made either for a group or an individual. For children under 18, the application must be made by an adult on their behalf. Further information and application forms can be found below.