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Music for All awards categories – Round #3 (2022)

Round #3 of funding

Read more about our current round of funding and find out details of each category below.

Once you have read through the categories and have decided the one you would like to apply in, please fill out the application form below: 

Category 1 - Electric/acoustic guitars

We are inviting groups in need of guitars (no amplifiers included) to apply for some very special instruments including PRS guitars.

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).

Category 2 - Ukuleles

We are inviting groups and schools to apply for soprano ukuleles.

(NB – no cash will be awarded in this category).

Category 3 - Projects supporting those suffering with mental health issues and feelings of loneliness.

We are inviting community groups to apply for a grant for a project that will support those suffering with mental health issues and feelings of loneliness through music. 

You can apply for up to £1500 to support the project. 

Category 4 - Projects supporting those with diseases and conditions affecting quality of life.

We are inviting community groups to apply for funding for a music making project that will support those with diseases and conditions affecting quality of life. Applications are welcomed relating to a wide range of chronic conditions, but including for example cancer, depression, arthritis, nervous system disorders such as MS and Parkinson’s disease.

Category 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. Funding may be applied to instruments, equipment, tuition or other items. Project applications should demonstrate a plan to sustaining the benefits of the grant over an extended period.

Category 6 - SoundSquares course

We are inviting music groups, with members 18+, to apply for a free SoundSquares course to support group music making.

This course is an 8 week Jazz Course that will teach beginners the principles of the Blues form and how to improvise. This course runs for 8 weeks and is delivered online using both recorded video sessions, & live online group video workshops. Students practice exercises & submit recordings, (eg: on mobile phone), for tutor analysis and feedback, in live online video group workshops.

For this course, you will need access to a mobile phone and a computer with internet connection and access to Zoom for the live sessions. 

Category 7 - ODD balls

We are inviting group projects to apply for ODD balls to support musical learning in school-age children.

ODD balls are a new form of musical instrument, allowing users to play any instrument and create music by simply bouncing the ball. Users link the ball to an app on their phone to create tracks, play along their favorite tracks and record their owns the sounds they create.

Each successful applicant will be awarded up to 3 ODD balls. 

If you have any questions please email help@musicforall.org.uk