Taunton Maids Bursary – Bath Spa University

The Taunton Maids Bursary

Brief description

Bath Spa University has been awarded funds from the Taunton Maids Bursary to support students studying music subjects at Bath Spa University; at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You must have received a targeted email from the External Affairs Office to be able to apply for funds from the Taunton Maids Bursary.

Value: Variable upon application

Number of awards available: Multiple

“I was incredibly happy when I found out I was lucky enough to receive the funding from the Taunton Maids bursary. The items I bought have become incredibly important in my musician career. The Laptop has been used for editing my band's music and doing promotion for social media. The resonator has been used in the studio as well as for acoustic videos.

I also bought a new amplifier for my guitar which has been gigged several times since purchasing it. The amp is beautiful and has given me sounds that have sparked new inspiration in what I can achieve from the guitar... I would not have been able to get this without the help from the bursary, and I am so incredibly thankful and lucky."

Joe Coombs, BA (Hons) Commercial Music


You will be aged between 18-25 whose permanent residence before coming to University was Somerset, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset and are studying BA Music, BA Commercial Music and BA Creative Music Technology; postgraduate courses include MMus Songwriting, MMus Performance, MMus Composition and MMus Creative Sound and Media Technology.

 You are able to apply for funding to help you with:

  • Funding towards concerts for special occasions
  • Part funding of instrumental/specialist tuition (e.g. external course with a professional coach)
  • Scores/sheet music
  • Purchase of Instruments
  • Contribution towards music-related trips and activities

 You must ask your tutor to supply a supporting statement to accompany your application.

How to apply

You must have received an email from the Development and Alumni Relations Office to be eligible. Applications received without this will not be considered.

Applicants will need to submit the online application form (student login required) along with supporting evidence and a supporting statement from your tutor or subject/course leader.

Please ensure that you read the Terms and Conditions.

All sections of the form must be fully completed before submission. Please refer to the Application Guidelines for advice and information on how to complete the form.

Should you have any questions or require assistance completing the form please contact the External Relations Office at daro@bathspa.ac.uk.

No retrospective funding is available — applications cannot be considered in the event that the applicant has already made the associated purchases.

Supporting documentation must be added to the online application as attachments.

Application deadlines

  • 9.00am (GMT), Monday 21 February 2022
  • 9.00am (BST), Monday 25 April 2022

"I am so happy that so many people are going to benefit from this once in a lifetime opportunity and that I have been once of those people. It will stay with me forever and be one of my happiest moments from my three years at university."

Joe Coombs, BA (Hons) Commercial Music

How applications are judged

The selection will be decided by the Bath Spa University Disbursement panel in consultation with course leaders from relevant subjects. The panel will meet three times a year to discuss applications received.

The panel will meet within four weeks of each application deadline and applicants should expect to hear an outcome within six weeks.

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