School Music Development Fund

School Music Development Fund

Our annual School Music Development Fund enables Schools in Wiltshire to apply for grants of up to £500 for music projects / activity that will support their School Music Development Plan.

For academic year 2023-24 the deadline for applying was Monday 27 November 2023.

Find out which schools received funding, and how they are spending the money here.     

We will announce details of the 2024-25 fund during the summer term. 

Use the links below to find out how other schools have used his fund to support music in the past.

Summary of grants to schools in 2021-22

Summary of grants to schools in 2022-23

How have other schools used our grants?

"At our school we used our grant to bring in a professional musician to play a range of recorders to our year 4 children, who were in the process of learning the recorder themselves. The children loved it as many had not listened to live music being performed before and had no idea that a recorder could even be played to the standard it was! It was particularly enjoyable to see our pupil premium students gain so much enjoyment from the experience."
Jane Keenan
Harnham Junior School

"We were able to invite in Music for Miniatures for an afternoon of discovery and fun. The company was very flexible and we were able to have musicians giving a demonstration of some classical orchestral instruments, complete with fun and some very familiar pieces. All our children were exposed to a style of music and range of instruments they were unfamiliar with. They were able to build on their musical knowledge from the classroom curriculum teaching - appreciating how music conveys and changes emotional responses and joining in with rhythm and beat in a range of formats."
Dominy Jones
Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy, Great Cheverell