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Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England)

Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers.  

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;
  • and organisations and the workforce.

Organisations applying for a schools-based project for pupils at Key Stage 1 or above, please note that we 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

Funding is provided by the Arts Council England and the National Lottery. 10% match funding is required.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 30th July 2021.


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12th April 2021