Funding for Music Making Projects for Young People in Challenging Circumstances – 7th May 2021 (England)

Organisations – including Schools and Education Trusts- working with children and young people that are disadvantaged, disabled or face other barriers to music education. can apply for grants of between £30,001 and £150,000 for music-making projects.

Funding is also available for workforce and organisational development activities to promote a relevant, diverse, and inclusive music offer for all children and young people

Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority areas.  These are:

  • Early years
  • Disabled young people
  • Young adults
  • Youth justice system
  • Young people facing barriers
  • Organisations and the workforce

Organisations that are applying for a schools-based programme for pupils at Key Stage 1 or above, please note that Youth Music will not fund the following:

  • Whole class tuition on the same instrument or group of instruments (e.g. strings)
  • Individual tuition fees for young people to learn an instrument
  • Work in secondary schools where there is no employed music teacher.
  • Music curriculum activities that could be supported through Department for Education funding
  • GCSE Music or A-Level Music

The grants are made available through the Youth Network Fund ‘B’ and expressions of interest should be submitted by 5pm on the 7th May 2021.

Useful Links:

Fund B guidance document

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