funding

Information and advice event (Luton): Arts Council England Grants for the Arts workshop

Come and meet staff from Arts Council England, and find out more about their Grants for the Arts funding scheme. Sue Hughes from ACE will have plenty of advice on what they are looking for in an application and how funding decisions are made. There’s also an opportunity to discuss any ideas you may have for projects, and to find out more about any alternative sources of funding.

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Location

Luton Central Library
St. Georges Square
LU1 2NG Luton
United Kingdom

The evidence bank

A range of reports, resources and further reading that provide evidence of the wide-ranging benefits (to individuals and communities) of amateur music. Useful for funding applications, campaigns and general advocacy.

Get funding and run a Learn to Play Day with Music For All

Charity Music for All has funding available for community music group projects and also organises the annual Learn to Play Day.

Gift Aid FAQs

Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most frequently on Gift Aid.

Book an emerging early music ensemble with a subsidy!

Making Music presents an exciting opportunity with Brighton Early Music Festival for our members to programme an early music ensemble and receive a substantial subsidy towards their fees

Record of Gift Aid Declaration template

Charities simply need to make a 'declaration' of who the donor is, how much they are giving you, and that they want tax to be reclaimed. Declarations can be in writing, or given verbally or electronically, and charities may devise their own forms.

Gift Aid Declaration template

Charities simply need to make a 'declaration' of who the donor is, how much they are giving you, and that they want tax to be reclaimed. Declarations can be in writing, or given verbally or electronically, and charities may devise their own forms.

Fundraising case study: Harmony Sinfonia school workshops

Crowdfunding involves using online platforms to gather small donations from a large audience to fund particular events, initiatives or projects.

Making friends and influencing people

There are few music groups today who have the privilege of being fully self-financing and who therefore have little need to make friends and influence people. The aim of this guidance is to encourage groups to think about how they can influence decision makers in their local area – the sort of activities which could make a difference to a group with a particular problem to solve (lack of cheap rehearsal space, no local business support etc.) and would also be a big help to Making Music in building a database of councillors and MPs who are committed enough to amateur music to take an interest in their local groups.

Applying for trust funds

Applying for trust funds can take time and effort, but the prize – financial support for your group's activities – is worth it. Make sure you follow our guidance to ensure that you create the most compelling applications with the best chance of success.