Financial assistance is available to increase the number of children and young people across England that have the opportunity to take part in high quality musical activities.
The Youth Music Programme aims to:
- Improve young peoples musical, personal, social and educational experiences through a proactive funding model, which enables grant recipients to deliver effective projects and programmes of work.
- Increase availability and breadth of high-quality music making opportunities for children and young people.
- Improve standards of music making provision for children and young people.
- Encourage and support organisations to embed learning and practice-sharing in order to improve the quality of their work.
- Extend the expertise, knowledge and skills of people and organisations to strengthen and develop music provision for children and young people in challenging circumstances.
To be eligible for funding, organisations must meet the following criteria:
- Be based in the United Kingdom.
- Be a registered charity; a not-for-profit organisation; or a profit-sharing organisation that is applying for a self-contained music project that will not make profits for the organisation, and demonstrates a clear benefit to the public.
- Have been legally constituted for at least one year.
- Be able to supply the following documents if requested at any time by Youth Music:
- Most recent set of accounts, dated no more than 18 months old (if more than 18 months old a draft set of accounts should also be submitted).
- Equal opportunities policy and child protection policy.
- Employers and public liability insurance.
- The proposed work must engage and benefit participants based in England.
- Applicants must be part of the Youth Music Network. Organisations can register online to create a profile.
2012 first stage application deadline: 11 October 2012 (5pm).
For more information visit the Youth Music website.