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:
- Are based in the UK and operate in Scotland, England or Wales.
- Have a business bank account.
- Can provide a recent set of financial accounts.
- 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.
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.
The National Foundation for Youth Music
Suites 3-5 Swan Court
9 Tanner Street
Tel: 0207 902 1060
Website address: https://youthmusic.org.uk/