MAPAS logoMAPAS offer a scheme called ‘Assisted Purchase’ through Salford City Council.

Parents and carers of pupils who have music lessons in Salford Schools or through the Arts Centre can purchase an instrument through the service and benefit from the discounts that suppliers offer including paying no VAT.

The scheme has the full backing of HMRC and has a strict set of criteria that must be adhered to, but considerable savings can be made.

For further advice and details please contact the MAPAS office on 0161 778 0256 or by email

MAPAS also work closely with a number of local suppliers. One of our leading sponsors is Normans who stock a range of instruments and accessories.