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Grants and Funding


Do It Differently Fund - Deadline soon 13 November

02 November 2018/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Fund Information

  • Funding body: Help Musicians UK
  • Maximum value: £ 3,000
  • Application deadline: 13/11/2018 

Objectives of Fund

The Do It Differently Fund has been created following research into the support needs of musicians in the UK. The Fund is designed to:

  • enable creative independence for music creators;
  • offer an holistic package of support with professional development; and
  • encourage new habits and good practices of sustainable wellbeing for recording and touring musicians.

The programme can support opportunities relating to Recording & Releasing and Touring & Live Development including PR & marketing costs, time to create and access to creative spaces.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 13 November at 5pm.

The application guidelines set out in detail what the provider is looking for.

Application is by online form

Useful documents & links

Scheme - Application Form

Scheme - Guidance Document

Useful Links

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries 
    Help Musicians UK 
    7 - 11 Britannia Street 
    WC1X 9JS 
    Tel: 020 7239 9100 
    Email: [email protected]

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