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Youth Music - funding for music-making projects

Youth Music - funding for music-making projects

Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people (aged 0-25) experiencing challenging circumstances.

Their vision is that one day, all children and young people can make music. In order to achieve this, they’re working collaboratively to transform music education in England. Their funding is focused on supporting projects for children and young people who face barriers to music-making as a result of who they are, where they live, or the circumstances they’re facing.

Youth Music’s grants programme is made up of separate funds:

Fund A awards smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help to achieve a musically inclusive England.

Fund B awards medium-sized grants for high-quality, sustained projects that expand and embed musically inclusive practice within and beyond your organisation.

Fund C awards larger grants for projects with a dual role of delivery and strategic work; expanding and embedding high quality, inclusive music-making.

The Music Education Hub Development Fund awards small grants and is targeted at Music Education Hubs that have not benefited from Youth Music investment.

Due to the coronavirus situation there have been some changes to the funding rounds - please check the website for up-to-date information.

In summary:

Fund A Round 18 is still going ahead but the deadline has been extended to Friday 17 April (notification dates will remain unchanged). At present, it's envisaged that Fund A Round 19 will also go ahead as planned: however, this may be subject to change as the coronavirus situation continues to evolve.

Application deadline - Round 18: Friday 17 April 2020
Notification of decision: Friday 03 July 2020

Application deadline - Round 19: Friday 31 July 2020
Notification of decision: Friday 30 October 2020

Application deadline - Round 20: Friday 04 December 2020
Notification of decision: Friday 12 March 2021

Youth Music is currently making changes to the Fund B application process in response to feedback from applicants and grantholders. They are working to streamline the process and to speed up decision making so that organisations are notified about the outcome of their applications sooner.

In order to carry out this work, the next Fund B deadline will be Early Autumn 2020.

Details of the new process along with revised applicant guidance will be announced in Summer 2020

For more information visit their website below

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