Music For All – Community Project Funding

Deadline 25th November 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.

Grants of up to £8,000 are available in the current round.

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

In the current round (4), support will be available in the following distinct areas:

  • BBB Trust School Orchestras Award – this new annual award is for state schools (primary and secondary) that already have an orchestra or are in the process of trying to establish a school orchestra. A grant of up to £8,000 is available to create a self-sustaining environment that allows more pupils to access music making. Applicants will need to demonstrate how the award will expand their existing music education programme and how they propose to involve the whole school and the wider community and ensure increased access to the benefits of music making.
  • Supporting those with Degenerative Conditions – grants of up to £1,500 are available to community-based groups using music to support those with degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and motor neuron disease.
  • Electric Guitar Award – for community-based group using electric guitars to support communities in deprived or marginalised areas and improving the availability of music education for those living in these areas. Please note that the electric guitars are not supplied with amplifiers.
  • Acoustic Guitar Award – for community-based groups using acoustic guitars to support communities in deprived or marginalised areas and developing the availability of music education for those living in the area. These acoustic guitars are high quality instruments best suited for non-novice music makers.
  • Bass Amps and Cabs Award – for community-based groups in need of bass amps and cabs and using music to support an underprivileged or marginalised community group.

Click here for the Music For All website.