Music For All - Music in the Community

Open to applications
Application Deadline:     Open  


Grants are available to UK based community groups that aim to bring musical projects to their local communities.

Fund Value:
£ 50,000
Maximum Value:             £ 2,500 

Value Notes

The charity has about £50,000 to award in grants each year.

Grants are typically around £2,500.

Extended Description

The Music in the Community grants programme is administered by Music for All, which is the charity of the UK musical instrument industry, and is also supported by the NAMM Foundation in the US and endorsed by a number of musical celebrities.

The grants programme is intended to act as a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that seek to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes.

Key Criteria     

UK based groups, schools and organisations that are bringing music to their communities can apply.

Priority will be given to applicants who are most in need of help.

The individuals involved in the application must have been resident in the UK for at least three years and be either a British citizen or a national of a member state of the European Economic Area, or have been granted leave to enter or remain in the UK for indefinite period, or hold a right to abode.

Applicants who have been awarded a grant in the last 12 months must wait a year to re-apply.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available for musical instrument costs, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society.

Previously funded groups include the Whittonstall Community Band, Milngavie School, Bromley Youth Music Trust and the Strathnairn Music Initiative.


The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Retrospective costs.
  • Applicants based outside of the UK and Ireland.

Application Process

There are normally three application rounds each year. An application form can be found on the Music for All website.

The completed form must be posted to the Music for All office. All applications will be acknowledged in writing.

Contact Music for All for further information.

Address & Contacts :

Contact details:
Music for All 
Bailey House 
4 – 10 Barttelot Road 
West Sussex 
RH12 1DQ
01403 800500