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How to apply to The Cherubim Trust

The Cherubim trust currently has over 40 instruments on five year loan to young musicians. Check ‘Our Instruments’ for what is currently available. You can register your interest in an instrument that is currently on loan or apply for one we do not currently possess. We will respond to let you know whether we can consider your request &/or the timescale involved. Sometimes when an outstanding instrument is available we hold a competition.


Applicants should be:

  • Aged 15-25

  • First study instrumentalists resident or studying in the UK

  • Based within 200 miles of London

Please note:

  • Cherubim does not give grants or loan money.

  • Cherubim does not acquire /loan electronic equipment or instruments whose value depreciates rapidly.

  • For logistical reasons we don’t plan to acquire more pianos.

  • A loan charge is payable based on the value of the instrument: up to £3k – £11pcm. £3-7k – £16 pcm. £7-11k – £21 pcm. £11-14k – £26pcm. over £14k – £31 pcm. Application can be made to the Trustees on grounds of hardship.

  • An administration fee is also payable: £4 pcm for college students, or £10 pcm for postgraduates. There is no admin charge for pupils at secondary school.

  • A small charge is also made to cover insurance

  • Please contact us for exact monthly costs regarding the loan of any instrument you are interested in

Online Applications

Postal Applications

  • Application form – download as a PDF or as a Word document.

  • A good quality photo, ideally holding the appropriate instrument.

  • Letter of recommendation from your teacher or HoD.

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