Help with music lesson costs this summer Do you need help with costs for our summer online music lessons? Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Severn Arts will be offering a block of four online music lessons over the summer of 2020. Lessons will start from the week beginning 20 July 2020. We want this opportunity to be available to as many young people aged 7 - 18 as our teachers can support - both existing and new pupils. Yet, we know that, due to financial circumstances, some families may struggle to meet the costs of tuition. We have been raising funds to reduce the cost of music lessons for such situations and we’d like to start using them this summer. We have up to 25 FREE places to offer for online lessons this summer. Applications will be considered on a first come first served basis. If you are applying for the online taster lessons instrument hire will also be free and delivery can be arranged. What would qualify my child for FREE online lessons this Summer? The 25 free places will be available to children and young people from families who meet one or more of the following criteria: Children and young people eligible for Free School Meals (year 3 or above) Universal Credit which has replaced the following benefits: Child Tax Credit Housing Benefit Income Support Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Working Tax Credit Incapacity Benefit Looked After Children Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit) Please note you will be asked to upload a photo or scan of one supporting document with your application. Severn Arts wish to support as many children and young people as possible. If you feel you need support but do not qualify according to the criteria above, please complete the relevant box on your application form. How do I apply for a free place? If you are already learning an instrument please complete our Online summer music lessons application form. If you are new to musical learning please complete our Online summer music lessons four week taster application form. The deadline for applications is Monday 6 July 2020 and decisions will be made by Friday 10 July 2020.