Funding for youth music making activities (England)
Youth Music, the UK’s largest music charity, has announced that its grant making programme has re-opened for applications. Through its funding programme, Youth Music makes grants of up to £250,000 to support projects that provide music-making activities for children and young people, especially those young people in challenging circumstances. Youth Music will fund non profit-making organisations committed to music-making activities for children and young people up to 18 (or up to 25 if they have special educational needs, disabilities or are in detention). Youth Music aims to support music making activities principally in out of school hours such as during weekends, holidays as well as in breakfast and after schools clubs. Youth Music understands that programmes may need to begin in school hours especially if the proposal involves encouraging first time participation in music. To help with this, Youth Music will consider applications for programmes where up to 25% of the time is spent in school hours. The proposed programme should aim to encourage children and young people to eventually make music outside of school hours.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 3rd April 2014. Read more at: http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/funding/what-youth-music-programme
Arts Council England Strategic Touring Programme (England)
The next closing date for grant applications to the Arts Council, England Strategic Touring Programme is the 2nd May 2014. The £45 million Strategic touring programme provides in excess of £15,000 for projects that encourage collaboration between organisations, so more people across England experience and are inspired by the arts, particularly in places which rely on touring for much of their arts provision. The funding is available to both organisations and individuals. Partnerships, networks and consortia can also apply. These can include:
- Marketing or audience development specialists
- Local authority representatives or any other kind of organisation or individual.