Take it away
is an Arts Council England
initiative, designed to help more children and young people get involved in learning and playing music, by providing interest free loans of up to £2,000.
Through Take it away, UK residents between 18-25 or adults purchasing for a child under the age of 18 can spread the cost of buying a musical instrument with monthly repayments on interest-free credit (Representative 0% APR)
. The scheme is open to everyone from the complete beginner through to more advanced players and can be used more than once so is ideal for both student and intermediate/upgrade instruments.
The loan can be used on any instrument over £100 and can be used in contribution with a larger deposit towards more expensive professional instruments.
Families with several children can use the scheme for each child, either having one application to cover two student instruments, or under separate applications at different times running concurrently although it is normally advised to have 3-4 months between agreements.