Deadline approaching for youth creativity and music fund in Scotland

An open Access Fund offering grants to individuals and organisations who run youth arts and music programmes closes this Thursday 12 November 2020.

The overall £3m Youth Arts Fund has largely been provided to enhance the existing Youth Music Initiative programme (YMI) managed by Creative Scotland. The YMI Access to Music Making fund is an established strand of the annual YMI programme creating access to high-quality music-making for children and young people aged 0-25 years. This Access Fund builds on Access to Music Making to use the new Youth Arts Fund to support an increased range of music-making projects, as well as introducing projects which deliver across wider art form areas.

The overall budget for this fund will be at least £1.2m with at least £800k for youth music and £400k for wider youth arts.

Applicants can apply for between £5k to £30k, to deliver projects for up to 1 year.

All applicants can apply for 100% of their proposed programme but the addition of partnership funding and in kind contributions are welcomed.

Find out more and apply on the Creative Scotland website.