Are you over 18? Apply to the Dayas Fund

Dayas Fund

This is an annual grants scheme administered by Hampshire County Council – set up from a sum of money left by Mrs Hayton (nëe Dayas), a former Hampshire teacher, in her will.

These music scholarships give the chance for people, over 18 years of age, to seek support to have lessons either for new musical interests or to help them refresh previously learned musical skills in singing or playing an instrument. Applications are also welcomed from those wanting to further develop skills in areas such as composition, conducting and performance.

Application forms and further details are available from Hampshire County Council’s Music Service on 023 8065 2037 or by e-mail to  The closing date for applications tend to settle in January each year. It is a simple application process and well worth players applying .