Funding Opportunity

MIF Sounds

MIF Sounds – our programme designed to support Manchester-based musicians and music creatives during the COVID-19 pandemic – is returning. This year, we are looking to provide further support to those working in music; so whether you’re a musician, technician, label or creative in Greater Manchester, we want to hear from you!


We’re offering financial support of up to £1,000 for anyone based in Greater Manchester who’s involved in music, whether as professional or amateur – musicians and DJs, producers and promoters, even label owners and managers. Simply send us a proposal mapping out why you’d like to receive financial support and we’ll consider your pitch. Maybe you need help to make or complete a recording. Perhaps you’re a label wanting to promote some new releases. Maybe you’re looking for support to present a gig or live event. Or perhaps a little financial support will go a long way towards giving you the headspace just to make new music.

Successful applicants will receive peer-to-peer support through regular meetings with your MIF Sounds cohorts and members of the MIF Team, alongside opportunities to participate in workshops and talent development sessions – plus £1,000 to support your creative development.

Apply by 12 noon on Thursday 16 December.

Join us for an online drop-in on Monday 29 November, 6.30pm

You must be at least 18 years of age and a resident in Greater Manchester.