Waitrose Stirling is calling on local musical organisations to bid for a grant of up to £3,000 to support their project as part of the supermarket’s annual Music Matters scheme.
Between February and March, local groups can apply for funding through their local Waitrose branch, for one off donations that recognise outstanding contributions to the musical life of the local community.
Choirs, music groups, orchestras, and bands of any style of music are all eligible, including anyone looking to start a musical group of benefit to the local community. The grants are also available to schools teaching music to young children, as well as projects and events that are designed to promote music, or where music is mixed with other activities, such as dance and musical theatre.
Each store nominates suitable recipients before the final selection is made at Waitrose head office.
The scheme aims to support local talent and acknowledge an outstanding contribution made to a community somewhere in the UK, through music.
The winner will receive an amount ranging from £500 to £3,000 to put towards new musical instruments, equipment or to help fund an upcoming concert or production.
Last year, Waitrose Stirling donated £1,000 to the Stirling and Bridge of Allan Operatic Society, who are using the extra income to support the set designs and costumes for their production The Drowsy Chaperone.
David Sharp, manager of Waitrose Stirling, commented: “It has been great to see how our support last year has benefited the Stirling and Bridge of Allan Operatic Society.
We hope to see a really wide cross-section of applicationsfrom groups who perform every type of music and we urge anyone with a passion for music to get in touch.”