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.
Funding is available to charities and charitable organisations for projects that promote urban and rural regeneration, with a preference for the Yorkshire region.
Grants for charitable organisations with outdoor and character-building projects for young people in the North West England as well as for educational, religious and cultural activities and institutions in the North West of England.
Grants are available for charitable organisations carrying out a variety of general charitable activities in the UK.
Funding is available for projects in the West Midlands that will make a difference to communities and that they can be actively engaged in.