Persimmon, the UK’s leading house builder, launched their £750,000 community fund in 2015 to support local groups and charities across England, Scotland and Wales.
The Music in the Community grants programme is administered by Music for All, which is the charity of the UK musical instrument industry, and is also supported by the NAMM Foundation in the US and endorsed by a number of musical celebrities.
Funding is available for general charitable purposes. Previously the Trust has supported a wide range of different local, national and international causes, including charities working for human medical research, the relief of suffering and respite, and religious and heritage charities.
Funding is available for projects that fit with the family ethos of protecting rural communities and encouraging participation in the arts, particularly that of textiles. Priority is given to the following:
Sir Michael Tippett established the Foundation in 1979 to encourage the music of the future with funds from the sale of his manuscripts to the British Library.
Our Express Grants can help meet a wide range of costs, including general running costs such as rent or staff salaries; activities and events; equipment or materials; marketing and awareness-raising initiatives and training.
These awards are made up of money from the many different funds we distribute on behalf of companies, individuals and charitable trusts. We match the applications we receive to the criteria of the various funds we have available at any time. These criteria determine which parts of Scotland, or which types of project any particular fund can be used for.
The Pluthero Foundation offers financial assistance for a range of charitable activities primarily in the fields of health, and young people in the arts.
Priorities under 'Health' include:
• Transport for families and carers to visit hospital patients.
• Financial assistance for individuals with health problems, helping them and their families to access services or facilities.
• Supporting research into various illnesses.
• Achieving high standards of care for those with health problems.
Grants for organisations and individuals in the UK for projects that support live and performance arts, in general and in education.
Applications with a Yorkshire or regional focus are favoured.
The scheme is intended to help support, sustain and promote the growth of the new music infrastructure in the UK. The Foundation's funding priorities are: • To support the creation and performance of outstanding new music in any genre. • To develop artists to their full potential. • To inspire audiences UK-wide.
Grants are available to organisations and groups in the UK working in any genre of new music.