About Youth Music
Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people (aged 0-25) experiencing challenging circumstances.
Our vision is that one day, all children and young people can make music. In order to achieve this, we’re working collaboratively to transform music education in England. Our funding is focused on supporting projects for children and young people who face barriers to music-making as a result of who they are, where they live, or the circumstances they’re facing.
About Youth Music’s grants programme
We support around 350 projects across England each year, reaching more than 75,000 children and young people.
Youth Music takes an outcomes approach. Projects we invest in support the musical, personal and social development of children and young people, and we also support positive outcomes for organisations and their workforce. Every Youth Music project measures its impact, helping us build a unique national overview.
If you work for an organisation and you have an idea for a music-making project, you’ll find all the information you need about applying for a Youth Music grant below.
Projects should be centred on either or both of the following:
- Music-making for children and young people in challenging circumstances
- Strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector
Youth Music is supported by the National Lottery, awarding funds via Arts Council England. Right now, we can only support around a third of projects applying to us for funding – we fundraise so that we can help even more children and young people nationwide.