Celebrate culture at the heart of every community by hosting a Fun Palace!

On the first weekend of October every year, thousands of people in hundreds of locations across the UK create a local Fun Palace.

Co-op Local Causes

To apply to be a Co-op cause you must have a project or event in mind that:

  • takes place in the UK or Isle of Man
  • doesn't have religious or political aims (although you can still apply if you're a religious organisation)
  • meets the Co-op's values
  • takes place or will still be running after October 2018
  • benefits your local community

We'll give preference to projects run by small, local organisations.

Opinion: Rural music making and unequal opportunities

Green grass, flocks of sheep, one corner shop and two buses a day – whether that sounds idyllic or like hell on earth, it was the

Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists concert

Once again I was privileged to be able to attend the presentation concert of our new Young Artists, available now for engagements

Community music groups small grants

Grants to perform at the “Absent Friends” festival of storytelling and remembrance across Scotland each November. Celebrate/remember people who have died through public and community events, concerts and music nights.

To Absent Friends festival runs from 1-7 November.

To enable To Absent Friends concerts to take place in towns and cities across Scotland, small grants of up to £350 are available for bands, choirs and orchestras who wish to hold a remembrance concert for their local community.

A teenager's 6 top tips for engaging with young members

As a young musician and member of ensembles and orchestras there are certain things which I enjoy and others which I don’t and ca