Funding and fundraising

Getting to grips with PRS and copyright (Warrington)

The topic we receive the most queries about is PRS. What is PRS, how do you pay it and just why is it so complicated?

In this session, we’ll clear up some of the mysteries and help you to understand how, when and where you need to make your PRS payments.

Who should attend this event?

Anyone is welcome to attend this event, but it will be particularly relevant to anyone who looks after your group's finances, venue liaison, repertoire selection or concert management.

Location

Live Wire CIC
Jubilee Way
WA2 8HE Warrington
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Swansea)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

Village Hotel
Langdon Road
SA1 8QY Swansea
United Kingdom

Growing your membership & Making Music Council (Belfast)

Many groups have told us that they want to be able to recruit more members, and in particular, to engage better with younger people. Thanks to a legacy left to us by Pauline Thompson, we’ve been able to develop a bank of ideas that can help!

Come along and find out more about the research we’ve done, and how you can use it to help your group reach more people of all ages.

Who should attend this event?

Location

The ARC (Arts Resource Centre)
Community Arts Partnership 7 Donegall Street Place, Donegall Street
BT1 2FN Belfast
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Taunton)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

Museum of Somerset
Taunton Castle Castle Green
TA1 4AA Taunton
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Leeds)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

St George's Centre
St George's Road
LS10 4UZ Leeds
United Kingdom

Increasing your income: Overview

We know one of the biggest worries our members have is the long-term financial health of their group. Even groups who make a surplus each year can have that nagging thought: 'what happens if something goes wrong next year?' More money would mean less worry and more stability, and perhaps more importantly it would mean more opportunities to try new things and ways of enjoying making music.

How to claim Gift Aid for your group

This guidance describes the current situation with regard to Gift Aid and the voluntary music sector. Please note that Gift Aid is available to UK recognised charities, regardless of whether or not they are also registered charities.

Orchestra Tax relief overview: What it is, who can benefit and how we can help

Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR) is a state aid tax reliefs for the creative industries. OTR incentivises the production of orchestral concerts – and amateur orchestras are specifically referenced in the legislation.

We have been running our OTR service for over a year now and our groups have already been receiving payments from HMRC. However we believe that many more instrumental leisure-time music groups across the UK could take advantage of OTR, and your group could be one of them. 

Making local connections (Bodmin)

How do you find, get in touch with and build a relationship with the people who are important to your group? We'll discuss the ins and outs of making that first step, and how you can build a fruitful and lasting relationship. There will be opportunities to chat, ask questions, make connections and share experiences and advice. Making Music staff will share tips for talking to your local authority, and give you pointers on how to establish your own local connections.

Who should attend this event?

Location

Bodmin Jail
Berrycoombe Road
PL31 2NR Bodmin
United Kingdom

Every penny counts - tips for improving your income (London)

In an age where funding is increasingly hard to obtain, how can you maximise your income in other areas?

We’ll hear from members who have had success in raising money by other methods, and we’ll share advice and experiences with each other on what has – and hasn’t – worked for you. Making Music staff will also have some top tips for gaining those vital extra pennies.

Who should attend this event?

Location

Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent's Park Road
NW1 7AY London
United Kingdom