Founded in 2001 with the support of the Gosling Foundation, the Cherubim Music Trust offers professional-calibre instrument loans for up to five years to young, gifted musicians at a stage in their career when little other help is available. Click here to see what instruments we currently have available. You can Make an application by following this linkPlease note that the Trust does not give monetary loans or grants, and does not offer electronic instruments.

You can also view videos of our current awardees in performance with their loaned instruments here.

To donors, the Cherubim Music Trust offers a community of discriminating music lovers whose interest is in promoting the highest standards of instrumental music, and provides an opportunity to follow the development of the young musicians the Trust supports. Find out how you can be part of this by following this link.

Instrument loan


New Year – new instruments!

In the new year Cherubim will be seeking to extend the range of its instruments by appealing for £12k to purchase two new instruments: The… read more >

Cherubim Schools Music Outreach

Ex-LSO violinist William Benham & Cherubim Trust director Michael Maxwell Steer perform a short varied programme for the children of Broadchalke School, Wiltshire, as part of… read more >

Study finds music lessons improve brain activity in children

After assessing 23 children, researchers recently identified increases in fibre connections within the brain following nine months of music lessons. Specifically, researchers observed a sharp… read more >