Fund A

  Fund A
Description Fund A awards smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help us achieve our vision for a musically inclusive England.
How to apply One-stage online application.
Grant duration 6 to 24 months
Setting your own intended outcomes Projects are required to set and
work towards achieving three
How much can I request? £2,000 to £30,000
How much match funding do I need to raise? 10% (at least half must be cash
match funding)
When are the stage one application deadlines?

Round 10: Friday 18 August 2017

Round 11: Friday 8 December 2017

When is the stage two application period? N/A
When will I find out if my application has been successful? Around 3 months from application
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 six weeks from the date you are notified you have been successful.
Can I apply for more than one Fund?
  • Only one Fund A grant can be held by an organisation at any one time
  • Fund A grant-holders are eligible to apply for Fund B

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. 

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 A applicant guidance notes (including the practice application form)

Download the Fund A applicant guidance notes

4) You are now ready to make your application!

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