As the biggest classical record label in the UK, Decca is a brand recognised for excellence. We pride ourselves on breaking down the barriers associated with classical music, encouraging accessibility for everyone. In our 90th year, Decca is supporting the launch of a new Universal Music UK Sound Foundation bursary – the Decca Bursary - to give children from the UK, the opportunity to experience classical music.
The Decca Bursary aims to inspire and encourage a new generation of classical musicians and composers. Its mission is to help children afford a classical music education, no matter their financial background.
On the 28th September, an intrepid team from Decca Records and Universal Music UK will undertake one of the toughest challenges in the UK - scaling the heights of its three highest peaks within 24 hours. They will cover 26 miles (42km) of horizontal distance and 3,000m (9,843ft) of vertical ascent, all to raise money to keep classical music education alive and thriving.
All monies donated will be used for the Decca Bursary, a restricted fund of Universal Music UK Sound Foundation, a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (1104027). Registered as a company limited by guarantee (5062390) in England and Wales.
Individuals in full time education (or schools, teachers & parents/guardians on their behalf) will be able to apply to Universal Music UK Sound Foundation for a grant up to a maximum value of £2000. Grants are open to eligible individuals and ensembles, in need of funding for classical music lessons, instruments and courses throughout the UK. Applications for awards will open in the new year.