Radcliffe Trust – Music Scheme


The Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training, especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. The Trustees respond to applications and also initiate their own projects.

Trailblazer and Catalyst funds


Youth Music, which is a national charity that aims to give every young person the chance to make, learn and earn in music has announced that it has updated and re-opened its Trailblazer and Catalyst Funds.  

The Trailblazer Fund makes grants of between £2,000 to £30,000 for organisations that support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music.  

The Catalyser Fund makes grants of between £30,001 and £300,000 for established organisations that support children and young people to make, learn and earn in music.  

Creative Steps for Organisations


The aim of this programme is to support individuals and organisations who have experienced barriers to accessing Arts Council Wales funding. Creative Steps aims to address this by supporting artists, creatives, and organisations throughout their developmental journey. 

You can apply if your organisation is led by ethnically and culturally diverse people, Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent people, or people who have experienced racism or discrimination. 

Young People’s Programme - UK excluding Greater London


The Allan Lane Foundation is offering grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 to charities and not-for-profit organisations working with young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised, and who may have experienced significant issues within their lives. 

The grants can be used to support a range of activities, including core costs, project work, and capital expenditure. 

The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting organisations that focus their work on: 

National Lottery Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music Fund


A ring-fenced fund of £1.5 million will be available until September 2023. After this time, it will continue as a Project Grant priority until September 2025.  

We welcome applications from those who work with all types of musical types and genres. We are keen to support projects that bring the full spectrum of contemporary popular music genres to live audiences. This includes genres like: