Take it away

I’m a musician in my spare time and I have two children learning guitar and piano. Music can be expensive in terms of instruments and equipment so I was really interested when I heard about the Arts Council’s Take it away scheme a year or two ago. Take it away is an Arts Council initiative designed to help more people get involved in learning and playing music. The scheme allows individuals to apply for a loan of up to £2,000 for the purchase of any kind of musical instrument, and pay it back in 10 monthly instalments, completely interest free. The scheme has helped thousands of...

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