Project Fund

Organisations and schools can apply for funds at local or county wide level

We’ve adjusted our Project Fund criteria and focus – applications will need to be clearly and measurably contributing to the following:

  • New ways of working and/or structuring provision
  • Contributing significantly to one or more of our core or extension roles
  • Targeting, reaching and engaging the most disadvantaged children and young people
  • Working with Wiltshire Schools

For an outline of our rationale for this please click here

There are a total of four documents you need to refer to in order to apply and you need to contact us before you submit an application:

  1. Criteria and Guidelines
  2. Checklist and Tips
  3. Application Form
  4. Budget Form (available as either word doc or excel)

Please see the download links below for these documents

There are 2 closing dates for applications:

  • Mon 11 June 2018 –for projects starting after 1 September 2018
  • Mon 12 November 2018 – for projects starting after 1 March 2019
  • New dates coming soon

For more information you can download the following:



ALSO – check out Youth Music’s practical guide for all those planning or running a music-making project for children and young people here.

Recipients of Project Funding under it’s previous criteria include:

John McNeill Opportunity Centre – Interactive music making with Makaton in the Community – weekly music with Makaton sessions. Primary school children and JMOC children working together to prepare for 2 performances.

Music for Wellbeing CIC – Hear my voice, share my song – a short project that brings together multi-generations in the Old Sarum area whilst developing musical experiences.

Salisbury Festival – Festival at the Hospital – One Intensive Music Day on the children’s ward that will incorporate small performances at bedsides, in out-patients waiting areas and small group participatory activities which may include singing, body percussion and use of percussion instruments.  Follow up sessions on the ward after the Festival.

Wiltshire Music Centre – Primary Live Animal Magic – 2 live concerts for local primary school children and their teachers as well as live streaming of the concert into classrooms across the county.

Evolve Music , two grants, one to develop and trial a Creative Composition First Access model the other to develop a new creative ensemble concept which offers a non-traditional approach to ensemble playing for 8-14 year olds starting with groups in Bradford on Avon and West Lavington.

Town Hall Arts (Trowbridge) Unsigned, Inside and Out! which aims to develop their current ‘Unsigned’ music nights and support the musical development of young people and the development of young producers and technicians. We hope to see Town Hall Arts become one of our Associates soon.

Larkrise School – For ‘Larcpack’  (Larkrise Accessible Rhythm and touch to support Communication)  – an activity resource which aims to help people with sensory or neurological impairment, developmental delay, profound and multiple learning difficulties, tactile defensiveness, and limited or pre-verbal communication.