Grants are available to a range of organisations for music-making projects in England that increase the number of children and young people across England that have the opportunity to take part in high quality musical activities.

Youth Music is the UK’s largest children’s music charity, set up in 1999 to promote and support music-making opportunities for children with the least access. It is supported by National Lottery Funding through the Arts Council for England. Youth Music’s vision is that 'life-changing' music-making is available to all children and young people.

The Foundation currently offers two levels of funding:

  • Fund A - smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help to achieve the Foundation's vision for a musically inclusive England.
  • Fund B - medium-sized grants for high-quality, sustained projects that expand and embed musically inclusive practice within and beyond the applicant's organisation.

Grants are available to charitable and non-profit organisations in the UK to support:

  • Developmental music-making projects for children and young people (up to the age of 25) resident in England, who face barriers to music-making as a result of the circumstances they are in.
  • Strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector to ensure that high-quality sustained music-making opportunities exist for young people.

Full grant information and how to apply

Application deadline: Each round has different deadlines with next one being 18 May.