Youth Music’s funding priorities
Youth Music has five priority funding areas. You should choose which of our priority areas your project best fits into (we understand that many projects could be relevant to more than one priority area):
1. Early years
Children aged 0-5 who face barriers to accessing music-making as a result of their circumstances or where they live.
2. Special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D)
This includes children and young people who:
- have moderate to profound and multiple learning difficulties
- have sensory impairments
- are disabled.
3. Not in education, employment or training
Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or who are at risk of becoming NEET due to circumstances affecting their educational engagement. This includes children and young people who:
- are aged 16-24 and not in education, employment or training
- experience disruption in their education due to family related difficulties (e.g. young people who are looked after, are young carers, or are suffering from neglect or domestic violence)
- experience disruption in their education due to issues around transience (e.g. young people who are travellers, asylum seekers, refugees, who have English as an additional language, or attend a PRU).
4. Youth justice
Children and young people who are, have been, or are at risk of being in contact with the youth justice system. This includes children and young people who:
- are in or leaving young offender institutions
- are in contact with a Youth Offending Team
- are at risk of offending as a result of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Projects for children and young people who face barriers to accessing music-making opportunities as a direct result of where or who they are. This may be due to:
- living in an area of high deprivation, and/or a geographically isolated area
- low cultural activity, engagement, investment or infrastructure in their area
- demographic factors, such as gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, cultural practice or age
- lack of opportunities in their preferred genre or musical practice, and lack of progression opportunities
- physical or mental ill health resulting in temporary or long-term contact with a hospital or other healthcare settings.