You are here: Preparation 2. Preparation Follow these steps to prepare for your Youth Music funding application. Guidance for applying to Funds A and BDownload Youth Music’s guidance for applying to Funds A and B (PDF). Download key Youth Music resourcesBefore applying, visit our Resources section and download ‘Taking an Outcomes Approach’ and the Youth Music Quality Framework. Application form templatesDownload templates of our application forms to see the questions and practice offline. Please note you can only submit applications through our online grants portal. Match funding requirementsFind out what level of match funding you’ll need to raise for your project. Youth Music is a Living Wage Friendly FunderWe support applicants to pay the real Living Wage rates to grant-funded staff posts and encourage grantholders to become accredited employers. Funding application deadlines When are the next funding application deadlines? Our application process 1. SuitabilityCheck that your organisation and project meet our eligibility criteria, and whether your proposals fit with our funding priorities. 3. SubmissionCreate an account on our Grants Application Portal. Complete your application and submit before 5pm on the deadline date. 4. AssessmentApplications are assessed against set criteria and a portfolio-balancing process. Our assessment panel makes the final decisions. 5. NotificationThe lead applicant will be sent a notification email. This includes feedback on your application and the next steps if you’re offered funding.