Decca Records is the biggest classical record label in the UK and a brand recognized for excellence. The label prides itself on breaking down the barriers associated with classical music, encouraging accessibility for everyone. In celebration of its 90th year, Decca supported the launch of a new Universal Music UK Sound Foundation bursary in 2020 – the Decca Bursary.

The Decca Bursary aims to inspire and encourage a new generation of classical musicians and composers and to aid their journeys of discovery and development. Its mission is to help children across the UK and Ireland afford a classical music education, no matter their financial background, at a time when state music education services are under continued budgetary restraints.

In 2020 the Bursary donated £20,000 to schools and individuals across all parts of the UK and Ireland.

The Decca Bursary grants scheme is currently being reviewed and further information about the funding on offer will be announced on this page later in the year, so please do continue to check back.

To view the full UMUKSF Decca Bursary Privacy Notice, please click here.