Funding available for young musicians

We're delighted to now be open for applications for our third round of funding… and this time we’re focusing on young people.

Schools, families and individual young people are all encouraged to take part and applications can be as creative as possible.  The main rules are that the projects have to take place in Cambridgeshire, that they must be new ideas, and that they absolutely must use music to make a positive impact on people’s lives where help is really needed.

As a guideline, we’re really keen to hear from music projects in four areas outlined below – please note that these are just examples and the musical world is your oyster!

·      music education - e.g. looking to launch a novel programme in your school to teach music differently to students that struggle with conventional music teaching, or working with an exceptionally talented music student with either physical, social or learning disabilities looking to develop their talent in new ways?

·      music access - how about setting up a music club for fellow students in school that might struggle to start something themselves?

·      music innovation – i.e. got any bright ideas using a Raspberry Pi that could help disabled people make music, or ideas for how sound could be used to help people interact with music in a different way?

·      Music therapy – looking to set up a new after school programme for your students or got an idea for a way that music can be used to support positive mental health?

Grants are available for up to £1000 (for organisations & schools) and up to £300 (for individuals).  A smaller pot of funding is also available for applications from adult based projects. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 5th June, and awards will be announced by mid July.  Don’t leave it until the last minute!!  Find out how to apply here.

Here's to music changing lives.