Can we help you?
We'd love to! We've just announced our fourth round of grants, so at the moment no funding calls are live... but we're hoping to announce the next round towards the end of this year. Follow us on twitter if you'd like to hear about the next announcement, or keep an eye on this website...
Some headline facts just so you know: at the moment grants range in value up to £1000, and as long as your need or project is music or sound related, based in Cambridgeshire, and can clearly have a positive social impact, you can apply. We welcome applications from any age, whether you're young, old, or somewhere in the middle... so when the next round is announced, go for it!
When you do apply, you'll need to fill in an application form. Below are all the documents you would need - including some example applications forms. Don't fill them in yet, but they're worth having a look through so that you can think in advance about what you'd like to apply for.
Example Application forms:
A few people have asked for a clear idea of the types of projects we might support, so we've listed some below. However, please don't be limited by our ideas - we positively encourage creativity!
Music therapy - for example, from families seeking to benefit from music therapy expertise with children or family members with learning or physical disabilities and struggling to pay the full cost, or from organisations such as care or nursing homes looking to provide specialist care for particular individuals or groups through the skilled use of music therapy.
Music access - an example might be someone setting up a musical group in a village where none exists, or creating an innovative solution to people accessing or taking part in music events limited through disabilities or accessibility.
Music education - we believe it’s never too late to learn to play or enjoy music. Projects in this area might include enabling classes for adult learners, or providing music education to children that struggle to attend conventional music lessons.
Innovation in sound and music - grants could support both hi tech and lo tech innovation, for example technology development for real-time internet-enabled group rehearsals or ways of using sound to help visually impaired people play sport.