About Youth Music funding

The Youth Music funding programme is currently closed whilst we undertake a programme evaluation. Details of the refreshed programme will be available in July 2014, for an application deadline in Autumn 2014.


  • You will be notified of the outcome of your stage one application towards the end of June 2014, and the deadline for stage two applications will be the end of July.
  • You will be notified of the outcome of your stage two application in mid-September 2014, for projects to commence in October 2014.

The main aim of Youth Music’s grant-making is to support music-making opportunities for children and young people in England and, in particular, for those in challenging circumstances.

The programme provides funding for organisations enabling them to transform the musical experiences of young people; encouraging their talent, building their confidence, and ensuring an effective and sustainable youth music sector which serves the evolving needs of young people.

For more information about the type of work that we fund, please visit our projects and programmes page.

Keen to make an application now?  Then download our guide to alternative sources of funding.