Applying for funding (online event)

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United Kingdom
Friday, 23 April 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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About the event: 

Join us for the latest in our series of guest speaker events, featuring key people from arts-related organisations in the UK sharing their insights into a variety of topics relevant to leisure-time music groups.

This event is for any leisure-time music group thinking about making project funding applications to arts councils, trusts or foundations for the first time, or who have applied before and are looking to increase their chances of making a successful application. Our guest speakers will share their experiences as applicants, as funders, and as fundraising consultants, and give us their top tips for applying for funding.

  • John Rostron, Making Music’s Manager in Wales, also works as a fundraising consultant and has many years of experience making applications large and small to funders throughout the UK. He will share his ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’, and his top tips for writing a funding application.
  • Kim Macari from Arts Council England, who has many years’ experience reading project applications, will share with us the perspective of the recipient trying to piece together all the information they need to make an informed decision.
  • Abby Charles from Ty Cerydd, the development agency for music in Wales, will take us through their funding opportunities for leisure-time music groups in Wales, and their application and selection process.
  • We will also feature two short case studies from groups in Scotland and Northern Ireland who have successfully applied for funding.

All leisure-time music makers who are considering making project funding applications to any of the arts councils of the UK or to trusts or foundations are welcome to attend, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Cost: FREE for members and non-members

We will be using Zoom to host the event, and will send you full instructions the day before the event on how to join.

Places are limited, so reserve yours now.


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Event information:

  • This event may include a powerpoint presentation
  • Questions will be taken via the chat function at this event
  • Closed captions (subtitles) will be available at this event

Recording information:
We may decide to record this event, either for publishing on our website, or so that we can review it internally.

  • We will announce at the beginning of the event if a recording is being made and what it will be used for
  • We will usually record in speaker view, meaning only people who speak will be recorded
  • If you speak, your image and voice will be captured in the recording
  • Attendee names as displayed in a Zoom meeting will not be captured in the recording
  • If you do not want your image to be captured, you may turn off your camera during the event. However, please be aware that if you do, your name will be displayed in place of your image, unless you have uploaded an image to your profile in Zoom
  • Breakout rooms will not normally be recorded
  • Your comments in the chat box will not form part of the recording

By booking a place and attending this event, you consent to being recorded in this way.

Inclusivity statement:

We aim to make our events as inclusive as possible. If you have any particular accessibility requirements or if there is anything else we can do to help make the event a better experience for you, please let us know.

Cancellation policy:

Making Music reserves the right to cancel an event due to low attendance numbers, adverse weather conditions or other circumstances which make it no longer possible to run the event. If you have booked a place and Making Music cancels the event, we will offer you a full refund where applicable.