Choose your fund

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

Please be aware that we have refreshed the guidance and criteria for Fund B, and made some minor tweaks to the application form. Updated guidance and Fund B Stage 1 application form questions are available to download from the Fund B page. The updated Fund B Stage 1 application form will go live on the grants portal before the end of April.
 
The same process is underway for Fund A, and the updated guidance will be published on the Youth Music Network after 9 April, ahead of Fund A Round 13. 

  Fund A Fund B  
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 expand and embed musically inclusive practice within and beyond your organisation.  
Application process One-stage online application.

Two-stage online application.

 
Grant duration 6 to 24 months

£100,000 or under :18 - 36 months

£100,001 - £150,000: 24 - 36 months

£150,001 - £200,000: 36 months

 
Setting your own intended outcomes Projects are required to set and
work towards achieving three
outcomes.

Projects are required to work towards achieving five outcomes, from any of the outcome areas.

Projects in excess of £150,001 are required to work towards five outcomes, across all five outcome areas. The workforce outcome is set by Youth Music. See page 13 for more information.

 
How much can I request? £2,000 to £30,000

£30,001 - £150,000

In exceptional circumstances, we may award grants of £150,001 - £200,000 for cross-regional or national strategic programmes. See page 13 for more information.

 
How much match funding do I need to raise? 10% (at least 5% must be cash
match funding)

£100,000 or under: 15% (at least 7.5% must be cash match funding)

£100,001 to £150,000: 25% (at least 10% must be cash match funding)

£150,001  to £200,000: 30% (at least 15% 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

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? N/A

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? Around 3 months from application
deadline
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 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   
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 grantholders are eligible to apply to Fund A.

Organisations can hold a maximum of two Youth Music funding agreements at any one time.

Organisations cannot hold more than £350,000 of active Youth Music grants at any one time.

 

 

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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