Creative Scotland - YMI Access to Music Making Fund

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What does this involve?

Applications for Round 2 are now open. 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

Applications for Round 2 opened on Thursday 3 November 2022 at 2pm. The deadline to apply is Thursday 8 December 2022 at 2pm.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are an organisation or individual based in Scotland that delivers programmes in 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, external link which will open in a new window 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 in Scotland for the benefit of children and young people.

How long does this take?

Round 2

  • Deadline: Thursday 8 December 2022 at 2pm 
  • Decisions: Wednesday 1 March 2023

Important information

Funded activity from Round 1 may begin in September 2022, and from Round 2 in April 2023.

Next steps

Visit the Creative Scotland website to read the application guidelines.

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