Youth Music Programme

Application Deadline: 
31 Jul 2020
Distributing Body: 
The National Foundation for Youth Music

Grants are available to a range of organisations for music projects in England that increase the number of children and young people across England who have the opportunity to take part in high-quality musical activities.

Youth Music is the UK’s largest children’s music charity, set up in 1999 to promote and support music-making opportunities for children with the least access. It is supported by National Lottery Funding through the Arts Council for England. Youth Music’s vision is that 'life-changing' music making is available to all children and young people.

The Foundation currently offers two levels of funding:

  • Fund A - smaller grants for high-quality projects that will help to achieve the Foundation's vision for a musically inclusive England.

  • Fund B - medium-sized grants for high-quality, sustained projects that expand and embed musically inclusive practice within and beyond the applicant's organisation.

Grants are available to charitable and non-profit organisations in the UK to support:

  • Music-making for children and young people in challenging circumstances.

  • Strategic work supporting the development of the workforce, organisations, and/or the wider sector.


For further information on specific funds and application criteria, see