Supported Learning

We have a number of awards available to help those in financial hardship. It is important to us that music is accessible to everyone and we know that money can be a big obstacle. If you or someone you know loves music but can't afford it, see if you qualify for our awards below. 

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Awards and Supported Learning

Currently accepting applications for Term 1 2022

Due date 01 November 2021
More information on eligibility and awards below

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WMET Awards

Eligibility and Applications

Piccolo Financial Assistance Award

One term instrument hire and/or;
double bass lessons

Eligible applicants are

  • NZ Resident
  • Primary residence in the Wellington Region
  • Under 18 years old
  • Suffering from financial hardship 
  • Enrolled or planning to enrol in a WMET programme or Piccolo Bass tutor
  • Part of a family that earns less than $54,098-$97,937 depending on your family's size. 

A chart to help you verify whether your income falls in the recommended threshold can be found HERE

Wellington Music Education Trust Financial Assistance Award

One year instrument hire - offered annual only

Eligible applicants are

  • NZ Resident
  • Primary residence in the Wellington Region
  • Under 18 years old
  • Suffering from financial hardship 
  • Enrolled or planning to enrol in a WMET programme or Piccolo Bass tutor
  • Part of a family that earns less than $54,098-$97,937 depending on your family's size. 

A chart to help you verify whether your income falls in the recommended threshold can be found HERE

Piccolo Outstanding Ability Award

One term instrument hire and/or;
double bass lessons

Eligible Applicants are

  • NZ Resident
  • Primary residence in the Wellington Region
  • Under 18 years old
  • Enrolled or planning to enrol in a WMET programme or Piccolo Bass tutor
  • Demonstrates outstanding ability via recorded audition

Recorded audition requirements

  • Two contrasting pieces at any level 
  • Recorded video and audio
  • One complete take
  • Maximum 10 minutes
  • .mp4 .mov formats

COMING SOON - Wellington Music Education Trust Outstanding Ability Award

One year instrument hire

Eligible Applicants are

  • NZ Resident
  • Primary residence in the Wellington Region
  • Under 18 years old
  • Enrolled or planning to enrol in a WMET programme or Piccolo Bass tutor
  • Demonstrates outstanding ability via recorded audition

Recorded audition requirements

  • Three contrasting pieces at any level
  • Recorded video and audio
  • One complete take
  • Maximum 15 minutes
  • .mp4 .mov formats

When are the due dates?

1st Round

  • Applications open 01 June
  • Application due 01 November
  • Decision by 14 December
  • Award received Term 1 following year

2nd Round

  • Applications open 01 January
  • Application due 01 April
  • Decision by 01 June
  • Award received Term 3 

How many times can I apply?

  • Each applicant is permitted one application per biannual cycle
  • Each application includes consideration for multiple awards

Application Checklist

  1. Applicant details
  2. Caregiver details
  3. Proof of citizenship (NZ Passport) 
  4. Proof of address (letter or bank statement containing you or your caregiver's address)
  5. Letter of recommendation from school or other teacher
  6. Cover letter explaining why this award is important to you
  7. Previous year tax statement showing annual earning (financial hardship award) or;
  8. Recorded audition according to the audition requirements (outstanding ability award)





Select an award to start an application

Currently accepting applications for Term 1 2022

Due date 01 November 2021

 

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