Youth Music has the following priority funding areas. Your project should fit into at least one of these priority areas:

  • Access Fund for disabled groups / individuals.
  • Fund A – Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 for high-quality projects that will help to achieve a musically inclusive England.
    Projects should last for 6-24 months and it’s a one-stage online application process with deadlines three times a year.
  • Fund B – Grants of £30,001 to £150,000 (or up to £200,000 in rare circumstances and with permission from the Youth Music team) are available and the fund is designed to support:
  • Music-making and music-making related activities for children and young people (aged 0-25) facing barriers,


  • Workforce and organisational development to promote a relevant, diverse, and inclusive music offer for all children and young people.

Projects should last between 18 and 48 months and it is a two-stage online application process with three deadlines a year.

  • Fund C – Fund C awards larger grants of up to £160,000 per year for projects with a dual role of delivery and strategic work; expanding and embedding high quality, inclusive music-making.
  • Music Education Hub – Grants of £5,000 to £30,000 are available to businesses, collectives, and not-for-profits working in the music industries. The fund is designed to help open up access to sustainable careers in music for people aged 18-25, particularly those who are underrepresented; and to support creative employers to innovate and incubate new and diverse talent. Our next Round 3 will open in late July 2021
  • NextGen Fund – offers young creatives grants of up to £2,500 to make their ideas happen. We’ve launched the NextGen Fund to help emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives take a step forward in participating and changing the music industries.
  • Emergency Fund – for those hit by the Covid Pandemic.


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