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Take it Away Scheme 2018-04-19T08:02:49+00:00

Finance for Musical Instruments

At Balaam’s Music we operate the Take it Away Scheme. This is an Arts Council initiative and aims to increase access to musical instruments for children and young people by offering interest free loans up to £2000. You can take advantage of this scheme if you are buying an instrument for a child under the age of 18 or if you are aged between 18 and 25, and are buying the instrument for yourself.

Loans Towards the Cost of Your Instrument

The Take it Away Scheme can be used to borrow between £100 and £2000 towards the cost of your chosen instrument, especially useful for those wishing to learn some of the more expensive instruments such as the oboe or cello. You can even include music stands, sheet music and accessories pertinent to your instrument, within the loan.

Minimum 10% Deposit

A minimum of 10% of the loan amount needs to be paid at point of sale by debit or credit card. Though we also accept cash or cheque, proof of identity of needed. The outstanding amount is then paid back in equal instalments over nine months by direct debit. There is no administrative charge or handling fee when you take out the loan, so you will never have to pay more for your purchase than the ticket price.

If you fit any of the requirements below, talk to us today or visit www.takeitaway.org.uk for more information.

Applicants must be:

  • Either over 18 years of age and buying an instrument for a child under the age of 18
  • Or aged 18-25 years if buying for themselves
  • A permanent UK resident
  • Working at Least 16 Hours per Week

Representative 0%APR

All loans are granted subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be over 18. Balaam’s Music is a licensed credit broker of Take it away loans. Registered address: Balaam’s Music 103 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP33 3AA