The RAB Trust offers a number of awards each year to students of violin making at UK colleges. These include:
- Financial grants. These could help to fund the purchase of wood or tools or the cost of a specific project. The Trust does not cover tuition fees or living expenses.
- Work experience placements. The Trust seeks to find placements which match the interests and skill level of the students who request them. A contribution to travel and living expenses may be made.
- Outstanding students from each year’s applicants may be invited to apply for the Trust’s Special Award of £1000.
- Outstanding students may be awarded funding for a course at the VSA Oberlin workshop or the BVMA Restoration Course.
How to apply
Applications are considered annually. The closing date is 28 February. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Download an application form by clicking the link below. Successful candidates who apply for a further grant must send written and photographic information about the work undertaken using the initial grant.
When you send us your application, you are providing personal data. We use this only for selecting award winners. It is not shared with anyone other than the Trustees. We will keep it until you leave college to help us assess any further application you make. Thereafter it will be destroyed. Our website contains a list of past and present award winners and the name of their college (sometimes with a photo of current award winners) with a link to their personal website if they have one. If you do NOT wish to appear on this list, please let us know. At any time you may ask us to amend or remove your data by contacting the secretary.
If you are awarded a work experience placement, read the information on this link:
When you have completed your placement, download and complete this form:
Either email it to email@example.com or print and post it to:
Helen Michetschläger, RAB Trust Chair
1A Grasmere Road, Sale, M33 3QU
If you have questions or would like more information, contact Judith Blackwell, RAB Secretary on 01289 304383 or firstname.lastname@example.org