PRS for Music & Spotlight Fund

From the Employability & Enterprise Team

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We understand that some of the most valuable services and memberships within music and the performing arts can also be expensive and inaccessible. To help with this access, Employability and Enterprise are pleased to announce the PRS for Music and Spotlight Fund, enabling access to life time membership with PRS for Music (as a writer/composer), or your first graduate year of Spotlight.

Who is this for

This fund is available to undergraduate third year students studying at Leeds Conservatoire who are from minoritised ethnic backgrounds, from low-income backgrounds (e.g. in receipt of the Leeds Conservatoire bursary), and/or from minoritised genders: women, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming.

These groups have been selected as part of our Access and Participation priorities and their definition supplied by the Office for Students. As this activity is fully funded as part of this work, there cannot be any exceptions to them.

Due to the way this scheme is funded, unfortunately it cannot be offered to overseas students.

Application Windows

There are two application windows throughout the academic year, in the first and second semester:

  • Semester 1: 23/10/23 - 20/11/23
  • Semester 2: 05/04/24 - 30/04/24

If you are unable to submit your application via the form, we will accept a video submission instead. Please contact for further information, or to submit a video application.

Application Process

You are required to complete a short application form (or provide a video submission) in order to be considered for this fund.

We will be required to check that all applicants belong to at least one of the characteristics identified in the support parameters.

 If successful, we will notify you shortly after the application window closes, and request bank details. Funds will be transferred shortly after. We will then require the following:

  • Confirmation of your membership - i.e. sharing of your User ID/Number for the associated organisation, and confirmation of you membership (screen shot, email etc.)
  • Commitment to complete a short survey in one year's time demonstrating how this fund has helped you.
To Apply

Please make sure you have read and understood all of the supporting materials/support parameters before applying for this fund.

Applications that don't meet the criteria outlined will not be considered for support.

Click here to complete the application form

If you are unable to complete the application form, please submit a video application to E&


If you have any questions regarding this support please feel free to with our Employability and Enterprise Team:

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