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Family Registration

AmberPlus is a three-year Music Award scheme available to families in the UK. It has three elements:

1. Access to a set of activity cards and songbook.

2. An AmberPlus award. Families involved in the award scheme will be given a set of activity cards, a songbook, and receive termly visits per year (with two in the first term upon joining the service) from a specially trained music practitioner, who will show parents, carers, and siblings musical activities to do at home, school or when out and about. For information about music awards for children under five, visit

3. Access to online group music sessions run by a specialist music practitioner.

Who is eligible?

  • AmberPlus is open to families with blind or partially sighted children who have complex needs, aged 5–18.
  • All applications should be made online by a parent or guardian but can be supported by a health care worker, support worker or schoolteacher.
  • Visits are normally made at home, though sessions may also occur at school provided that at least one family member is present.
  • The award is for up to three years and will be reviewed every year.

When should I apply?

AmberPlus 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