Career Development Loans

Career Development Loans of between £300 and £10,000 available to individuals who are taking part in part/full time vocational study towards employment. Applicants must be over 18 years old. The course must be up to 1 or 2 years in length. While studying the applicant does not have to pay off any of the loan and the government pays for any interest. The applicant only starts paying back the loan and interest one month after completing their course. Available in England, Wales & Scotland.

Take it away

Take it away is an initiative offering interest-free loans for the purchase of musical instruments. The scheme is open to 18-25 year olds who are UK residents and working at least 16 hours per week. The scheme is operated through a network of over 200 music shops across England.