Further information

How Youth Music's grants programme works

Youth Music invests in music-making projects across the country, distributing funds received from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

All Youth Music-funded projects are evaluated, the findings of which contribute to a growing evidence base, helping us to:

  • identify areas of need
  • make investment decisions
  • measure the impact of music-making on young people
  • share learning and knowledge more widely


Youth Music’s grants programme provides funding for music-making projects in England. It is made up of three separate funds:

  • Fund A offers small grants for high quality music-making projects and involves a simple application process
  • Fund B offers medium-sized grants for larger programmes of work
  • Fund C offers grants for strategic programmes to help embed sustainable, inclusive music-making across a local area

Please visit the Youth Music Network for more information.

Give a Gig

Whatever your music taste and wherever you live, please Give a Gig.

Raise money for Youth Music to support life-changing music-making for young people across the country. Find out more at giveagig.org.uk.

Application deadlines