Fund A

Please be aware that we are currently refreshing the guidance for Fund A, and making some minor tweaks to the application form ahead of Round 13. Updated guidance will be published on the Youth Music Network after 9 April. The updated application form for Fund A will go live in early July, ahead of the deadline on 24 August. Please note there will be no changes to the guidance or application form for Fund A Round 12 (6 April deadline). 

  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)
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 12: Friday 6 April 2018, 5pm

Round 13: Friday 24 August 2018, 5pm

Round 14: Friday 7 December 2018, 5pm

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

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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