About Youth Music
Music-making is life-changing.
Every year, the National Foundation for Youth Music provides more than 90,000 young people with the opportunity to make music, helping them to overcome the challenges they face in their lives. Our music projects support young people to develop their creative and social skills, make positive contributions to their community and improve their wellbeing.
Our ongoing research allows us to identify the best ways to engage young people and drive fresh thinking in music education. We also provide a growing online community for thousands of music education professionals, the Youth Music Network.
We know that many young people still need our help. Join us in our mission to give every child the chance to make music. Please donate today.
What we provide
Youth Music funds a wide range of grass-roots music projects for young people nationally
Information about grants
Youth Music Network
Youth Music's online community for music professionals. Free to join.
Give a Gig
Support Youth Music by donating a percentage of proceeds from your live event
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
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.