Learn about various opportunities currently available that can support or be of value to local individuals and organisations in the LCR music sector including; funding opportunities, job vacancies and auditions, training and development prospects, and sector specific events.
If you have relevant opportunities to share with the sector you can list them on this page by completing the form below.
The Youth Music Trailblazer fund offers grants of £2,000 to £30,000 to organisations in England to run projects for children and young people (25 or under) to make, learn and earn in music. The project should trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo (or all three!).
Your work must meet one of their themes: Early years, Disabled, d/Deaf and neurodivergent young people, Youth justice system, Young people facing barriers, Young adults or Organisations and the workforce.
Applications are now open for Trailblazer Round 6 (Deadline: 12 January 2024)
After a successful pilot scheme back in March, we are now rolling out one-to-one appointments with fundraising professionals, for musicians who need support with funding applications and grant writing. Although funding applications, for postgraduate or project funding are a fact of life for many musicians, those at the start of their careers often feel apprehensive and unprepared about completing them.
There is no application deadline – sign up via the link for a free half-hour advice slot with an experienced fundraiser.
Funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as part of £8.5m boost to the music industry announced in June 2023 in the UK Government’s Creative Industries Sector Vision, £4 million has been allocated specifically to support rehearsal and recording studios, promoters, festivals, and venues for live and electronic music performance such as grassroots music venues and club sector organisations to apply for support for projects that help them bring live and electronic music to the public and and support the development of talent.
You can apply for between £1,000 and £40,000, for projects up to three years in length. If you need to apply for more than £40,000, you can still apply to the main Project Grants programme for activity that delivers grassroots music activity.
The Youth Music Catalyser Fund offers grants between £30,001 and £300,000 to organisations in England who want to sustain work, scale-up delivery, or create change in sector practice.
The project must support children and young people who face barriers to make, learn or earn in music, and aims to make music activity more inclusive so everyone can access it.
Your work must meet one of their themes. Read more here: https://youthmusic.org.uk/catalyser-fund
Applications are now open for Catalyser Fund Round 4
Expression of Interest Deadline: 10 May 2024
Full Application Deadline: 09 August 2024
Thanks to funding from industry partners, we are proud to offer a number of FREE places to our music and live events peers to attend Music Support’s Addiction & Recovery Workshop. This engaging four-hour session (delivered on Zoom) is ideal for anyone who is interested in understanding more about addiction and recovery and feeling more confident about helping others.
This four-hour training workshop will give participants an introduction to the topic of addiction and recovery.
The next workshops (delivered on Zoom) from 10am – 2pm on the following dates: 7th November and 12th December 2023 and 9th January and 7th February 2024 (with further dates to follow)
National Lottery Project Grants is our open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects. The fund supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations.
The fund will focus on the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners
You can apply for financial support of up to £5,000 towards the cost of performing live and touring.
Live performance and touring can have a huge impact on your career — allowing you to build your fanbase, increase confidence, improve your craft, test new ideas and generate income.
This support focuses not only on helping you to perform live, but also on your wellbeing and long-term business development.
If you’re a musician making hiphop, grime, R&B, soul, music of African origin, reggae, jazz or gospel then the MOBO Help Musicians Fund can support you to take your career to the next level.
You can apply for up to £3,000 towards recording music, and everything that goes around getting it out there into the world.
This support focuses not only on your music creation, but also on your wellbeing and long-term business development.
Offering up to £1,500 to help you enhance your skills or artistic practice. Whatever your circumstances and ambitions — you can apply for support that is specific to your career needs.
This can be anything from a conference to learn more about the industry, to a course to enhance your skills; from one-on-one coaching to some time with a mentor.
Help Musicians can support you to create new music and share it with the world. Whether it’s studio time, mastering, or promotion around a release, we can help you to record and release your music.
This support focuses not only on your music creation, but on your wellbeing and long-term business development.
Awardees receive: up to £3,000 in financial support towards creative output, one-to-one business advice sessions and personal health consultation with British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).
The Pipeline Investment Fund (PIF) is a new grant-giving fund established by Music Venue Trust with the support of venue members of the Music Venues Alliance.
PIF is now open for small-scale grant applications (up to £5,000) from UK-based grassroots music venues to support two areas of work:
– Small-scale capital applications; including lights, sound, access, ventilation and minor building alterations
– Staff & training; diversifying your workforce, succession planning, skills development, and strengthening local community ties
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