Music For All – Community Project Funding

Deadline 26th August 2022

Music for All aims to provide 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.

You can apply for up to £2,000.

UK-based groups, schools and organisations that are bringing music to their communities can apply.

In the current round, support will be available in the following distinct areas:

  • Projects which are based on electric guitars/acoustic guitars – groups in need of guitars (no amplifiers included) can apply for some special instruments, including PRS guitars and niche electric guitars such as Zero Dave Mustaine-A Tout le Monde and Zero Dave Mustaine-Vic Rattlehead. (No cash will be awarded in this category.)
  • Ukuleles – groups in need of ukuleles. (No cash will be awarded in this category.)
  • Projects supporting those suffering with mental health issues and feelings of loneliness – up to £1,500 for community projects whose aim is to support those suffering with mental illness and loneliness.
  • Projects supporting those with other diseases and conditions affecting quality of life – up to £1,500 for community projects whose aim is to support those with diseases and conditions affecting quality of life.
  • Financial – support for community groups proposing music-making projects to support those experiencing financial hardship who would not otherwise be able to afford to make music.
  • SoundSquares course – An eight-week online Jazz and Blues course for community music groups (with members 18+) who want to learn the principles of the Blues form and how to improvise with it. (No cash will be awarded in this category.)
  • ODD balls – ODD balls are a new form of musical instrument, allowing users to create the sounds of any instrument they want by bouncing the ball. Users link the ball to an app on their phone to create tracks out of the sounds they create. These instruments are on offer to support music learning in school-age children. (No cash will be awarded in this category.)

To find out more, please visit the Music For All website here.