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On a day of public sector strikes, Youth Music releases research from its annual stakeholder survey which reveals the significant impact that public sector spending cuts are having on organisations working with vulnerable children and young people.

Changes to Youth Music's grants programme include introduction of new small grants and higher qualifying age limits.

Since publication of the ‘Rebalancing our cultural capital’ report, there has been much debate about regional funding allocations for the arts. Indeed, the current Culture Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry of Arts Council England is asking specifically whether the geographical distribution of funding is ‘fair’.

Thanks to everyone who came along to our session at the Music Education Expo. I promised to post links to all the resources we mentioned on the day, so here goes….

If you’re in London on Saturday 8 February then be sure to come to the Music Education Expo to see a fascinating presentation on Early Years music-making brought to you by Youth Music, Sightlines, and Trimdon Grange Infant and Nursery School. I guarantee that you will go away smiling!

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Unsure of whether a DBS check is required for a role you are recruiting to? The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has updated the 'DBS guide to eligibility'.

The National Foundation for Youth Music is seeking applications from organisations experienced in longitudinal and action research studies to support the evaluation of a new initiative called Exchanging Notes.

Last month Youth Music was delighted to have 240 people join us for our first breakfast seminar: Fresh Thinking for Music Education. Guest speakers from outside the music education sector were invited to share their insights on young peoples’ music-making.

Youth Music launched its new visual identity yesterday. If your music-making project is funded by Youth Music, there are new logos for you to use on all your materials.

We’re Youth Music. We’re a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people facing challenging circumstances.

We believe everyone should have the chance to make music.

Our projects help young people develop musically, of course, but they have personal and social outcomes too.

We know that those facing difficulties - economic problems, lifelong conditions, tough circumstances or behavioural issues - are often the ones who get the most out of music-making.

Youth Music offers meaningful chances to young people in complicated situations.

With your support, we can make a genuine difference to many more young lives.


National Foundation for Youth Music
Suites 3-5, Swan Court,
9 Tanner Street,
United Kingdom
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