Youth Music Incubator Fund

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Aims/priorities: The fund is designed to help open up access to sustainable careers in music for people aged 18-25, particularly those who are underrepresented; and to support creative employers to innovate and incubate new and diverse talent.

Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from organisations that:

  1. Are based in the UK and operate in Scotland, England or Wales.
  2. Have a business bank account.
  3. Can provide a recent set of financial accounts.
  4. Have a legal status (ie registered with Companies House, Charity Commission, FCA or HMRC or have a constitution) - the following are all eligible:
  • Sole traders.
  • Unincorporated associations (voluntary group with a constitution).
  • Registered charities.
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
  • Company limited by guarantee.
  • Company limited by share capital.
  • Community Benefit Society.
  • Collectives - if applying as a collective with no formal legal status, then another organisation can apply on its behalf as a 'sponsor organisation'. This can be a member of the collective who is a registered sole trader, or another partner organisation.

Grant amount

Grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 are available for organisations.

Sole traders may apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000.

A maximum of £5,000 can be given to each 18-25 year old supported through any grant.

Application process: Guidance notes and the online application form can be found on the Youth Music website.

Deadline: Applications to Round Four of the Incubator Fund may be made at any time while funding remains available.

Contact Information

The National Foundation for Youth Music
Suites 3-5 Swan Court
9 Tanner Street
Tel: 0207 902 1060

Website address

over £25,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Children and Young People
Unpublish Date: 
Friday, 31 March, 2023