Our new round of funding is open for applications from community projects and individuals. The closing date for this round of award applications will be 27th May 2022.
For this session we will be offering support in five areas:
1) David Hughes piano or keyboard award (community project). This special award will be presented annually to support aspiring piano or keyboard players with an award of up to £2,000 to support their development either through the purchase of a keyboard-based instruments or the funding of relevant tuition. This award can apply to individuals and community-based projects and has been made possibly by the generous donation of the Hughes family in memory of their father David Hughes, a devoted and enthusiastic piano player.
2) David Hughes piano or keyboard award (individual). This special award will be presented annually to support aspiring piano or keyboard players with an award of up to £2,000 to support their development either through the purchase of a keyboard-based instruments or the funding of relevant tuition. This award can apply to individuals and community-based projects and has been made possibly by the generous donation of the Hughes family in memory of their father David Hughes, a devoted and enthusiastic piano player.
3) Projects supporting those with learning or cognitive issues. Up to £1500 per successful application.
4) Projects which are based on electric 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).
5) Recording session with the University of Surrey for diverse community groups. The prestigious Tonmeister course at the University of Surrey is offering to share their highly professional recording expertise a one-off recording session for up to 10 community projects and ensembles around the UK during summer this year.
Groups applying should be based around diverse factors which may be challenged in accessing such facilities, for reasons of ethnicity, gender, or prosperity.
As part of the recording experience, they will teach the participants about some of the processes undertaken in making recordings and can give them more details about careers in music or audio if this is of interest. The group or ensemble would be able to distribute the recording for free, to use as demos or for the musicians to freely share. The Tonmeister students will come to your location to make the recording, or you can come to their studios in Guildford.
Please remember to read our eligibility criteria before applying.
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.
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.
On behalf of the choir I say a big thank you in helping us to get us started in a positive way, again many, many thanks to you and all the team at Music for All.