Grants are available to UK based community groups that aim to bring musical projects to their local communities.
The Music in the Community grants programme is administered Music for All, which is the charity of the UK musical instrument industry. The mission of the charity ‘is to make more musicians and to enable and inspire more people to discover their mental and physical benefits that playing a musical instrument can bring’. The grants programme aims to give a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that are seeking to bring music to their community. The funding is for groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes.
The charity has about £50,000 to award in grants each year.Grants are typically around £2,500.
UK based groups, schools and organisations that are bringing music to their communities can apply. Priority will be given to applicants who are most in need of help. The individuals involved in the application must have been resident in the UK for at least three years and be either a British citizen or a national of a member state of the European Economic Area, or have been granted leave to enter or remain in the UK for indefinite period, or hold a right to abode. Applicants who have been awarded a grant in the last 12 months must wait a year to re-apply.
For further details and applications, please visit: http://www.musicforall.org.uk/apply-for-funding/