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Youth Music Trailblazer Fund

Objectives of Fund

The funding aims to support young people who want to change their lives through music but cannot because of who they are, where they are from or what they are going through.

The grants are for organisations who want to trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo.

Value Notes

Two levels of grants are available:

  • Grants of £2,000 to £15,000 are available to organisations of less than one year old.
  • Grants of £2,000 to £30,000 are available to organisations of more than one year old.

Projects should last between 6 and 24 months.

Who Can Apply

Constituted UK based organisations may apply.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be committed to improving equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in their organisation, including youth voice and participation.
  • Be keen to develop their organisation.
  • Be legally constituted before submitting an application.
  • Have a bank account in the name of the organisation.
  • Have the correct insurance in place and comply with all relevant statutory legislation.
  • Have a safeguarding policy that is reflected on and updated regularly.

There is particular interest in:

  • Small organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000 per annum, have a small staff team and limited fundraising capacity.
  • Those who work with children and young people facing barriers who want to trial a new music offer.
  • Established organisations that want to test a new way of working or disrupt the status quo.

How To Apply

Applications are considered three times a year. Check our website for more information


£2,000 - £30,000
no deadline
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