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Family Registration

The Little Amber Music Awards scheme is available to families in the UK. Families involved in the scheme will be given a set of activity cards and will receive four home visits a year by a specially trained practitioner, who will show parents, carers, and siblings musical activities to do at home or when out and about.

Little Amber Music Awards run until a child’s fifth birthday, after which families are eligible to apply for a main Amber Trust Music Award or AmberPlus Award.  (Visit www.ambertrust.org for further information.)

  • Little Amber Music Awards are open to blind and partially sighted children from birth to their fifth birthday. We welcome applications for children with additional disabilities
  • New applications can be made up to a child’s fourth birthday
  • All applications should be made by a parent or guardian but can be supported through the process by a health care worker or an early years practitioner.
  • Award applications are considered three times per year. If there are more applications than available places, then priority will be given to children and families who, in the view of Trustees, will benefit most from home visits. If necessary, a waiting list will be set up. Families on the waiting list will be sent a set of activity cards to use in conjunction with the website.

When should I apply?

Little Amber holds three award meetings per year. Applications should be submitted by the deadlines given below to guarantee they will be included for consideration at the meeting. Late applications will only be considered at the discretion of the trustees in exceptional circumstances. In most cased late applications will be carried over to the next meeting.

Meeting Deadline
March End of February
July End of June
December End of November