Grants are available to a range of organisations for music projects in England that increase the number of children and young people across England who have the opportunity to take part in high-quality musical activities, particularly those who are experiencing challenging cirumstances and who face barriers to music making.
Objectives of Fund
Youth Music’s vision is that 'life-changing' music-making is available to all children and young people. It offers funding to charitable and non-profit organisations in the UK with the aim of supporting projects that focus on:
Music-making for children and young people facing barriers.
Strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector.
The Foundation currently offers two levels of funding:
Fund A - smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help to achieve the Foundation's vision for a musically inclusive England.
Fund B - medium-sized grants for high-quality, sustained projects that expand and embed musically inclusive practice within and beyond the applicant's organisation.
How To Apply
The next 2020 deadline for Fund A applications is 4 December (17:00) - subject to change as the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.
Application forms are available to complete online at the Youth Music website. Successful applicants will be notified around three months from application deadline for Fund A applications.
Youth Music is currently finalising the changes to its Fund B programme. The revised programme is expected to open for applications on 4 September with a deadline of 2 October 2020 (17:00). NB Applicants who want to apply for a grant of £150,001 to £200,000 must contact Youth Music to discuss their proposal at least six weeks before the Expression of Interest deadline.
Youth Music's Fund C is closed to applications until further notice.
Useful documents & links
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
The National Foundation for Youth Music
Suites 3-5 Swan Court
9 Tanner Street
Tel: 0207 902 1060
Email: [email protected]