Youth Music’s grants programme provides funding for music-making projects in England. It is made up of three separate funds:
Fund A offers small grants for high quality music-making projects and involves a simple application process.
Fund B offers medium-sized grants for larger programmes of work.
Fund C offers grants for strategic programmes to help embed sustainable, inclusive music-making across a local area.
To decide which fund is most suitable for your project or programme, please take a look at the table on the choose your fund page on the website below, then follow the links to the relevant guidance.
Youth Music invests in music-making projects across the country, distributing funds received from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. They also undertake additional fundraising activities in order to increase the number of young people that we can help. They are a learning and research-based charity. All Youth Music-funded projects are evaluated, the findings of which contribute to a growing evidence base, helping us to:
Taking an outcomes approach: They would like you to apply for funding with a very clear idea of what changes you are trying to bring about (i.e. your intended outcomes). Youth Music-funded projects work across five outcome areas. These relate to children and young people themselves (musical, personal or social outcomes), and to those supporting them (workforce and organisational outcomes).
Fund A applicants are required to work towards three intended outcomes from any of the outcome areas displayed below.
Fund B applicants are expected to work towards five intended outcomes from any of the outcome areas.
Fund C applicants must work towards five to ten intended outcomes from all five outcome areas.
Application Form: Online process via website
Deadline: There are different deadlines for each fund so check the website.
Contact: via email link on website