Choose your fund

Youth Music offers three different funds tailored to meet the size and scope of your project.

  Fund A Fund B Fund C - closed to new applicants (for info only)
Description Fund A awards smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help us achieve our vision for a musically inclusive England. Fund B awards medium sized grants for high-quality, sustained projects that help achieve a musically inclusive England. Fund C awards larger grand for projects with a dual role of delivery and strategic work; developing, promoting and supporting musically inclusive practice.
How to apply One-stage online application. Two-stage online application. Two-stage online application. Stage
one expression of interest; stage
two full application with telephone
interview.
Grant duration 6 to 24 months 12 months to 36 months 36 months
Setting your own intended outcomes Projects are required to set and
work towards achieving three
outcomes.
Projects are required to set and
work towards achieving five
outcomes.
Projects are required to set and work
towards achieving five to ten outcomes, which should
cover all outcome areas.
How much can I request? £2,000 to £30,000 £30,001 to £200,000 (to a maximum
of £100,000 per annum)
£50,000 to £180,000 per annum
How much match funding do I need to raise? 10% (at least 5% must be cash
match funding)
10% (at least 5% must be cash
match funding)
15% (at least 7.5% must be cash
match funding)
When are the stage one application deadlines?

Round 6: Friday 22 April 2016

Round 7: Friday 2 September 2016

Round 8: Friday 16 December 2016

 

Round 4 Stage 1: Friday 20 May 2016

Round 5 Stage 1: Friday 4 November 2016

[closed to new applicants]
When is the stage two application period? N/A

Round 4 Stage 2: Monday 1 August 2016 - Friday 2 September 2016

Round 5 Stage 2: Monday 6 February 2017 - Friday 3 March 2017 

 [closed to new applicants]
When will I find out if my application has been successful? Around 3 months from application
deadline
Within 6 months from stage
one application deadline

[closed to new applicants]

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. 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. [closed to new applicants]
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
  • 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)
  • Fund C programmes are likely to consist of several ‘sub’ projects
  • Fund C grant-holders are eligible to apply for Fund A (but not Fund B)

 

Click the button below to find out more about Fund A

 

Click the button below to find out more about Fund B

 

Click the button below to find out more about Fund C

 

Other sources of funding

If Youth Music's grants programme isn't suitable for your organisation or project, or you are unsuccessful in your application, you may find it useful to consult our guide to other funders.

 

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