Youth Music provides project funding for initiatives supporting children and young people aged 0-25 experiencing challenging circumstances
Youth Music have also compiled a very useful and extensive list of other organisations which fund and support music projects – you can download the list here
Developing your creative practice (Arts Council) – The fund supports creative practitioners thinking of taking their practice to the next stage to research, have time to create new work, travel, training, develop ideas, network or find mentoring.
Wiltshire Community Foundation offers a range of small and large grants for groups and individuals.The Foundation particularly awards grants to projects taking place in communities with limited financial capacity and benefiting people who cannot afford to cover the costs themselves.
Wiltshire Council Area Boards offer funding for community projects and have a category for positive activity for young people aged 13-19 (and up to 25 for young adults with SEND) Projects supported in the past have included music activity.
Blue Spark Foundation is a registered charity which supports education and development of children and people by providing grants, including for music projects
D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust funds promotion of access, education, excellence, and diversity in the arts with emphasis on choral singing for children and young people to encourage recruitment into choirs, but also to engage and inspire, young people on the fringes of society through music and drama projects to improve their employability and diminish the risk of social exclusion
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 Wingate Foundation considers applications for support in those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be given to opportunities for young professionals and to education projects for young people
Childrens Chance provides funding for recreational, cultural or educational activity for disadvantaged children aged 4-18 who live, or go to school within a 30 mile radius of Salisbury.
The Rose Gale Trustprovides grants for young people aged 13-25 suffering financial hardship to help them advance their education, life, and skills. The trust was set up to honour the memory of Rose Gale, a highly respected Wiltshire Youth Worker who co-founded Bass Connection youth music project in Salisbury.
Instruments and Equipment
Take it away – a scheme that aims to make musical instruments more accessible to children and young people by providing interest-free loans of up to £5,000.
OHMIprovides a range of adapted instruments and enabling apparatus, available to hire through the OHMI Trust for an annual fee. This enables those with a physical disability to make music without the heightened expense of buying an adapted instrument.
Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme (AIPS) is no longer available through Wiltshire Council, but may be accessed through local authority schools if they’re willing to do the paperwork. We do not have a list of nominated shops but have found Music Room (Salisbury) to be supportive of Wiltshire Music Connect and what we seek to achieve.