Making Music presents awards and prizes to individual musicians, groups and organisations in both the leisure-time and professional sector.

Some of these, such as the Groves Prizes, recognise lifelong contributions to the musical life of the UK. The music awards celebrate the music creators, arrangers and innovative new music projects that leisure-time music groups are involved with.

Members of Making Music can nominate music creators and arrangers that they have worked with or submit an innovative new project that they have been involved in.
These awards celebrate the volunteers who have given exceptional service to a Making Music member group or made an outstanding effort to improve their environmental sustainability.
The Lady Hilary Groves Prize is presented to someone nominated by their group for their outstanding contribution to music in their community.
The Sir Charles Groves Prize recognises the outstanding contribution that an individual or organisation has made to the cultural life of the UK.
These two awards celebrated the exceptional work of music directors and people in leisure-time music groups who went all out to make sure that their groups stayed together through the pandemic.