Whether you're looking to buy your child's first musical
instrument, or one to move them to the next level with their music,
Take it away may be able to help make it more affordable for you to
get them the instrument of their dreams.
Arts Council England's Take it away scheme
has been set up to make musical instruments more accessible to
children and young people. It works by letting you spread the cost
of buying a musical instrument with an interest free loan of
between £100 and £2,000 over 9 months (with a 10% deposit). Some
retailers also offer longer repayment terms on higher value
instruments up to £5,000.
Take it away can be used to buy any kind of
instrument - from accordions to xylophones, and the hundreds of
other instruments in between. Since 2007, the scheme has helped
over 60,000 people to buy their chosen instrument!
Take it away is open to adults buying
instruments for children under 18, as well as 18-25 year olds who
can apply in their own right. The scheme is available in over 320
music shops across England.
For more information and to search the list
of participating stores go to www.takeitaway.org.uk or telephone 0845 300