Financial Support

Weekly Choirs

We are delighted to subside all member fees by 50% of the true cost of members, as well as providing concert t-shirts and folders free of charge.

Further provision is available on a means-tested basis. All audition applicants and members are eligible to apply for this support. Applications are considered on the dual basis of financial situation and exceptional circumstances.

Receipt of a bursary is strictly confidential and has no impact on audition applications or status of membership.

Bursary Application Form (PDF)

Term Fee Bursaries
Current members can apply to receive a partial or full bursary to cover the termly membership fee (£85). Applications are made at the start of the term, and successful grants cover the whole academic year (provided there are no changes to circumstances).

Audition Fee Bursaries
Audition candidates can apply to receive a partial or full bursary to cover the audition application fee (£15). Applications are made at the start of the term, and successful grants cover the whole academic year (provided there are no changes to circumstances).

Concert Uniform
Polo shirts and concert folders are provided free of charge to all members. In addition, members can apply for support for other compulsory concert items (black trousers, black shoes). These items are purchased on behalf of the member, to ensure that financial circumstances do not hinder their participation in events.

Travel Expenses
Current members in receipt of a full bursary may be considered for additional support through the provision of an LYC Oyster card. In these circumstances, LYC can cover the cost of regular travel between home and rehearsals/events via a pre-paid card. Please note that travel is only covered within London; members who travel from further afield will receive partial support for their London-based costs.

If you would like to know more about bursary support, please contact General Manager, Emily Sanders: [email protected]. To make a donation towards the LYC bursary fund, please email [email protected].

Aspire Programme

The Aspire Programme works in all London boroughs, providing Aspire Partner Schools and Hubs with excellent choral workshops, CPD training and bespoke auditions at significantly subsidised rates.

We also offer one-off workshops for schools and music hubs, partnership programmes, wider CPD sessions and choral leading opportunities at unique rates.

For further information about financial support with Aspire, please contact [email protected]