Financial Assistance Financial Assistance We offer financial assistance to help promising young singers from any background. Our aim is that no young person should be precluded from applying to join NYCGB because of financial barriers. Through grants and donations we are able to subsidise course places by an average of 33% for all members and offer further support through Financial Assistance Awards for help towards the cost of course, audition and membership fees. Financial Assistance Awards are initially based on household income, with the upper limit for guaranteed support being a joint income of less than £60,000. However, above this threshold, additional factors may be considered such as number of siblings in the choirs etc. You don't have to be in receipt of benefits, or only earn a minimum income to apply. A thorough assessment of each application is undertaken by a panel with Financial Assistance Awards approved for those considered to have the greatest need. If you would like to apply for assistance to help cover your audition, membership or course fees - and other expenses such as travel costs - please apply by the stated deadlines i.e. at least two weeks in advance of your audition, the date by which you're asked to accept your membership or book your course place. Click here to apply for financial assistance Information for applicants If you're applying for financial assistance towards course fees and/or travel costs to course venues, please apply no later than 9am on Monday 8th January. If you're applying for help towards audition fees and travel expenses, please apply at least two weeks before the date of your audition. The online financial assistance application portal will be live from the time audition booking goes live (typically in September) until two weeks before the deadline for course booking (typically in January). The application portal will be clearly signposted throughout this period. If you are unable to apply online, then you can request a paper copy of the application form by emailing [email protected].