This is where you can get your hands on all the Youth Music funding info you could possibly need. Find out about Youth Music's grants programme and how to apply
The main aim of Youth Music’s grant-making process 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.
The programme draws on three key elements:
All of our past and currently funded organisations – as well as anyone interested in music making with children and young people - are invited to join the Youth Music Network
Free to join, the website is a space to share knowledge, collaborate and access information on Youth Music funding.
Our grant making is structured around modules rather than individual programmes. Each module is linked to a set of intended outcomes that address an identified issue or need.
Modules are designed to suit the range of activities an organisation delivers to achieve a specific set of outcomes for their target groups.
At the heart of Youth Music's funding programme is a commitment to achieving positive outcomes for children and young people and their long-term engagement in music making.
Children in Challenging Circumstances We are particularly interested in funding projects which include children and young people who are in challenging circumstances such as social, economic, or cultural disadvantages.
Early Years We aim to also use our funding to advance the learning and development of all children aged 0-5, by ensuring universal access to high-quality music-making activities.
Encouraging Talent and Potential We want to ensure that all children and young people with musical talent and potential have opportunities to develop regardless of their background or chosen genre.
Workforce Development, previously a Youth Music focus area, is required to underpin, sustain and reinforce each of the above focus areas. We encourage all funded organisations to consider and accommodate the development needs of the music practitioners they employ.