Bursary Fund

The Women’s Music Weekend Bursary Fund is an initiative to offer financial assistance to women who would not otherwise be able to attend the event. We aspire to provide a full or partial bursary to at least 2 attendees each year. These bursaries are entirely funded by the generous contributions of friends and family and participants in the WMW community.

To Apply for a Bursary

We invite applications from women who, without the support of a bursary, would not be able to attend Women’s Music Weekend.

Interested women should submit a letter or short essay (up to 1 page) that answers these questions:

How do you hope to benefit from Women’s Music Weekend?

What impact do you think music has on a community and what impact might you have on your community through your Women’s Music Weekend experience?

Why are you requesting financial support? (Please indicate if you are requesting a full or partial bursary.)

Submit applications to admin@womensmusicweekend.com
***The application process is currently closed. Please check back for 2021 dates.***

Applications will be reviewed by the Bursary Committee, and recipients will be contacted after a decision has been made

Please note:
1) Assistance is most often offered in the form of a partial bursary, but in special circumstances, a full bursary may be offered, at the discretion of the committee.
2) If you have already registered, you may still apply for a bursary.
3) You are ineligible to apply if you received a bursary in the previous year.

How to Contribute

Since our very first Women’s Music Weekend in 2013, we’ve seen how creating music and singing together has the power to build community and change lives. We are so pleased to be able to offer women with limited financial resources the chance to participate in the retreat. It is with your help that we’re able to continue to keep this vision alive.

Click here to contribute to the bursary fund. You can use PayPal (credit/debit), cash, or cheque.

Please note: you will not receive a tax receipt.


Fundraising is ongoing. If you have ideas or would like to assist with fundraising, please contact Christy Pettit at christypettit@hotmail.com

Your wish to share helps us fulfill our wish to enrich the lives of others with music. Thank you!

Linda, Jane, and Katherine