Fund B

Please be aware that we are currently refreshing the guidance and criteria for Fund B, and making some minor tweaks to the application form. Updated guidance and criteria will be published on the Youth Music Network in mid-March. The updated application form for Fund B will go live in early April, ahead of the deadline on 18 May. 

  Fund B
Description Fund B awards medium sized grants for high-quality, sustained projects that help achieve a musically inclusive England.
How to apply Two-stage online application.
Grant duration 12 months to 36 months
Setting your own intended outcomes Projects are required to set and
work towards achieving five
How much can I request?

£30,001 to £200,000 (to a maximum
of £100,000 per annum)

Please note those applying for over £150,000 must contact Youth Music to discuss their proposal before submitting an application.

How much match funding do I need to raise? 10% (at least half must be cash
match funding)
How much capital funding can I apply for? Youth Music primarily funds revenue costs (e.g. project delivery) and will not fund significant capital costs (this includes music equipment expenditure). If your capital costs exceed 10% of your overall request to Youth Music, you will need to justify the rationale for this in your application.
When are the stage one application deadlines?

Round 8 Stage 1: Friday 18 May 2018, 5pm

Round 9 Stage 1: Friday 9 November 2018, 5pm 

When is the stage two application period?

Round 7 Stage 2: Monday 29 January - Friday 2 March 2018, 5pm

Round 8 Stage 2: Monday 6 August Friday 7 September 2018, 5pm

Round 9 Stage 2: Monday 28 January - Friday 22 February 2019, 5pm

When will I find out if my application has been successful? Within 6 months from stage
one application deadline
If my application is successful, when should I start my project? Within 3 months of notification. The earliest your first payment is likely to be made is eight weeks from the date you are notified you have been successful.
Can I apply for more than one Fund?
  • Only one Fund B grant can be held by an organisation at any one time
  • Fund B programmes are likely to consist of several ‘sub’ projects
  • Fund B grant-holders are eligible to apply for Fund A (but not Fund C)

If you are considering submitting an application we recommend that you read the documents below which have been designed to help you plan your project and write your application. The Fund B online application form will be available online before the next deadline. In the meantime, you can prepare with the practice application form in the guidance notes.

1) Read the guidance on Youth Music's Outcomes Framework, and plan what you want to achieve with your project

Download Taking an outcomes approach: Guidance on Youth Music's Outcomes Framework

2) Read Youth Music's Quality Framework, and plan how you will embed it in your project

Download Do, review, improve: A quality framework for music education

3) Read the Fund B applicant guidance notes (including the practice application form)

Download the Fund B applicant guidance notes

Please note: the guidance and criteria for Fund B are currently being refreshed. There will also be some minor tweaks to the application form. Please use the above guidance notes for reference until the updated guidance, criteria and application form questions are published in mid-March.

When completing your application you will be required to fill out an online budget form and break down your project costs. To see an example please click here

4) You are now ready to make your application!

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