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Youth Music Launches Trailblazer Fund for England

Arts, Culture and Heritage

05 April 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

A new funding programme has opened for applications.

Funding is available to organisations in England to run projects for children and young people (aged 25 or under) to make, learn and earn in music through Youth Music's new Trailblazer Fund.

One of the initiatives which have been introduced to replace Youth Music's Funds A, B and C, the Trailblazer Fund has been designed to support:

  • Small organisations who support children and young people to make, learn or earn in music.
  • Those who work with children and young people facing barriers who want to trial a new music offer.
  • Established organisations that want to test a new way of working or disrupt the status quo.

Examples of eligible projects may include:

  • A new CIC testing out different ways of supporting nurseries to embed music-making into their day-to-day activities.
  • A Music Education Hub that wants to disrupt the status quo of their local music scene by setting up a Youth Board that has budget and power to make decisions about how the hub is run.
  • An established youth centre trialling music activities for the first time.

Applications must meet at least one of the following Youth Music themes:

  • Early years.
  • Disabled, d/Deaf and neurodivergent young people.
  • Youth justice system.
  • Young people facing barriers.
  • Young adults.
  • Organisations and the workforce.

The following levels of funding are available:

  • Grants of £2,000 to £15,000 are available to organisations of less than one year old.
  • Grants of £2,000 to £30,000 are available to organisations of more than one year old.

All funded projects may last between six and 24 months.

The deadline for Round 1 applications is 13 May 2022 (5pm).

 

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Guidance notes and the online application portal can be found on the Youth Music website.

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