Creative Scotland - YMI Access to Music Making fund

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What does this involve?

The Youth Music Initiative (YMI) Access to Music Making fund is open to a wide range of creative organisations, businesses and individuals based in Scotland. It provides funding for projects that create access to high-quality music making opportunities outwith school time for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years (or, aged over 25 if they are disabled, care experienced and/or have been a young carer). Applicants can apply for between £1,000 and £30,000 for up to 1 year of activity.

Examples of activities that Creative Scotland might support include (but are not limited to):

  • group-based activity that covers any aspect of music and/or music making
  • youth-led projects where children and young people design and lead music making activity
  • projects that promote partnership working
  • project activity across early learning, schools, and other family support and community settings that tackle inequality by focusing on priority groups of children and young people

There will be two rounds of Access to Music Making: 

Round 1 

  • Applications open: Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 2pm
  • Deadline: Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 2pm

Round 2

  • Applications open: Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 2pm 
  • Deadline: Tuesday 25 October at 2pm 

 

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are an organisation or individual based in Scotland that delivers programmes within Scotland for the benefit of children and young people.

Applications will not be accepted from:

  • schools and/or their associated organisations, such as Parent Teacher Associations
  • local authority music services

Read more about the types of organisations and individuals which can apply for Creative Scotland funding on the Creative Scotland website.

What does this cost?

It is free to apply. 

Who is this for?

Organisations and individuals based in Scotland that deliver programmes within Scotland for the benefit of children and young people.

How long does this take?

Round 1 

  • Deadline: Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 2pm 
  • Decisions: Monday 22 August 2022

Round 2

  • Deadline: Tuesday 25 October 2022 at 2pm 
  • Decisions: Monday 20 January 2023

Important information

Funded activity may begin September 2022 (Round 1) and February 2023 (Round 2).

Next steps

Visit the Creative Scotland website to read the application guidelines and to apply.

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