Grants up to £2,500 for UK community organisations to bring music projects to their local communities.

Music For All’s Community Projects grant programme aims help 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 sustainable music programmes.

Community Project grants are awarded for the purchase of instruments, associated equipment or for teaching costs. However, all applications are judged on their merit and other project elements may also be considered.

The main aspects that the Fund looks for in an application are:

o The number of new musicians the project will create and support.
o The sustainability of the project (to ensure that people are able to continue their musical journeys), 
o Whether there are any other organisations supporting the project that can help with funding, or if funding applications have been made to other charities. (Music for All likes to help as many applicants as it can, so often works with other organisations to enable projects to gain the full support required.)

UK-based groups, schools and organisations that are bringing music to their communities may apply for a grant of up to £2,500.

There is a match funding expectation as Music For All is unlikely to fund a project in full. Applicants who can demonstrate that they are most in need.

Funding is not available for:

o Retrospective costs.
o Applicants based outside of the UK and Ireland, or
o Applicants present in the UK only for the purpose of education or attending a course of study.

The annual application deadlines are:

1. 1st November for projects commencing the following January.
2. 1st February for projects commencing in April, and
3. 1st July for projects commencing in September.

The next application deadline is therefore Friday 1 November 2019.

Further information about he programme, together with an online application form, can be found on the Music for All website, where details of the Fund’s grants to individuals are also available.

Contact details for the Fund are:

Dr. Simon Pitt
Music for All
Bailey House
4 – 10 Barttelot Road
West Sussex
RH12 1DQ
Tel: 01403 800500

(Source: GRIN)

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