Applications are assessed against set criteria and a portfolio-balancing process. Our assessment panel makes the final decisions.
Youth Music carefully assesses all applications. Our thorough assessment process includes a team of assessors and an internal assessment panel.
Through this process Youth Music will assess:
The extent to which your project meets Youth Music’s eligibility and assessment criteria.
How likely your proposed activities are to meet your intended outcomes.
Priorities and portfolio balancing
Youth Music is seeing increasing demands on its resources. Due to the levels of competition, we regularly have to turn down many high-quality proposals that were assessed as being a good fit with our funding criteria. Therefore in making its decisions, Youth Music will prioritise applications that:
Most closely meet our funding criteria
Demonstrate the quality of their work
Will help us achieve our vision for a musically inclusive England.
In addition, applications are reviewed against our whole portfolio of grants, taking into accounts factors such as:
Local and regional need – in order to achieve a balanced investment across regions and localities, aligning and complementing existing resources and provision.
Children and young people’s needs – the type of project proposed, the age range of the intended participants, plans for targeting those facing the most challenging circumstances and the extent to which projects are young person-centred.
Organisational needs – to promote a healthy and sustainable sector for musically inclusive work supporting children and young people.