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Youth Music Launches its New Grant Making Programmes (England)

Youth Music, the UK's largest children's music charity, has announced that its grant making programme will re-open for applications in autumn 2014.

Through its funding programme, Youth Music makes grants of up to 250,000 to support projects that provide music-making activities for children and young people, especially those young people in challenging circumstances.

Youth Music will fund non profit-making organisations committed to music-making activities for children and young people up to 18 (or up to 25 if they have special educational needs, disabilities or are in detention). Youth Music aims to support music making activities principally in out of school hours such as during weekends, holidays as well as in breakfast and after schools clubs. Youth Music understands that programmes may need to begin in school hours especially if the proposal involves encouraging first time participation in music. To help with this, Youth Music will consider applications for programmes where up to 25% of the time is spent in school hours. The proposed programme should aim to encourage children and young people to eventually make music outside of school hours.

The new funding programme is made up of three separate funds:
Fund A offers small grants (up to 30,000) for high quality music-making projects.
Fund B offers medium-sized grants (30,001 - 100,000 per year) for larger programmes of work.
Fund C offers grants (of up to 180,000) for strategic programmes to help embed sustainable, inclusive music-making across a local area.
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