Music conference Wide Days has partnered with Help Musicians UK (HMUK) to offer a limited number of discounted bursary passes for emerging musical and industry talent.

The deadline for applications is March 31st, and the scheme is to anyone not in full-time education.

This year’s event takes pace in Edinburgh on 21 – 22 April.

50 accreditations will cost less than a third of the full price (£25 instead of £85), with a small number of free passes available for those meeting special criteria.

“This partnership with Help Musicians UK allows us to continue our commitment to making the event as accessible as possible,” says Wide Days founder, Olaf Furniss. “We already offer a £25 student ticket and this means that those who are not in full-time education have an opportunity to attend for a special rate.”

HMUK will also be taking part in a panel discussion highlighting opportunities and support through the charity as part of a session exploring different funding streams available in the sector. Hosted in partnership with the Scottish Music Industry Association, it also features Vanessa Reed (PRS Foundation), Alan Morrison (Creative Scotland) and Gennaro Castaldo (BPI), and will be followed by a panel discussion.

Bursary applications are open now at: