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The Application Process

Our June round of funding is now Open

We have opened Round #3 of funding for the year that consists of seven categories for you to apply in. This round of funding is for community projects only and will close on Friday 26th August 2022.

This round of applications allows for seven different types of projects:

1) Projects which are based on electric guitars / acoustic guitars. We are inviting groups in need of guitars (no amplifiers included) to apply for some very special instruments including PRS guitars – please see images below. There will also be some niche electric guitars on offer such as Zero Dave Mustaine- A Tout le Monde and Zero Dave Mustaine- Vic Rattlehead that will only be suited to certain groups so please consider this when applying. (NB – no cash will be awarded in this category).

2) Ukuleles. Groups in need of ukuleles. (NB – no cash will be awarded in this category).

3) Projects supporting those suffering with mental health issues and feelings of loneliness. You can apply for up to £1500 in this category if you are a community project whose aim is to support those suffering with mental illness and loneliness.

4) Projects supporting those with other diseases and conditions affecting quality of life. You can apply for up to £1500 in this category if you are a community project whose aim is to support those with diseases and conditions affecting quality of life.

5) Financial. This category is for community groups proposing music making projects to support those experiencing financial hardship who would not otherwise be able to afford to make music.

6) SoundSquares course. This is an 8 week online Jazz and Blues course for community music groups (with members 18+) who want to learn the principles of the Blues form and how to improvise with it. This course will require access to a mobile phone and a computer with internet access and access to Zoom for live sessions. (NB – no cash will be awarded in this category).

7) ODD balls. ODD balls are a new form of musical instrument, allowing users to create the sounds of any instrument they want by bouncing the ball. Users link the ball to an app on their phone to create tracks out of the sounds they create. These instruments are on offer to support music learning in school-age children. Find out more about ODD balls here. (NB – no cash will be awarded in this category).

Please do visit this page to find out further details about each category in this round of funding.

Supporting every type of music maker

Music for All supports every type of music maker from community groups and schools, to experienced musicians and aspirational individuals picking up an instrument for the first time.

We provide grants and awards to meet their musical needs, supporting anyone with limited access to music or restricted financial capability.

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Alternative funding support

Help Musicians UK is a leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement. The Funding Wizard on their website may help you find alternative funding opportunities.

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The Impact We Make

See our impact stories below to learn more about those who have already benefitted from Music for All support. Their stories are inspirational and provide valuable insights into how Music for All is creating more music makers.