New applications are now being taken for MI retailers in England to join the Take it Away scheme.
Run by the Arts Council in partnership with Moneyway, the initiative aims to make musical instruments more accessible to young people by providing interest free loans to spread the cost. It is now offered through a network of over 300 MI retailers across England and funding is currently confirmed until March 2013. The scheme was recently changed to make under 18s eligible, as previously it was only available to customers between 18 and 25 years of age.
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Retailers that meet the criteria will be able to offer Take it Away from April 2012. To apply, a hard copy of the application form must be submitted to the following address before 5pm on Tuesday January 3rd 2012:Take it AwayArts Council England14 Great Peter Street London SW1P 3NQApplicants will also need to provide full accounts for the previous year and complete a Moneyway application form.To receive an application pack in the post or if you have any questions, contact the Arts Council on 020 7973 6452 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
.For more information on the scheme, as well as the relevant criteria and guidelines, click here