Funding Opportunity

National Grants Programme

The National Grants Programme are primarily interested in funding activity which offers timely and relevant opportunities for musicians to develop their talent, skills and artistic practice at any stage in their careers. All musicians benefitting from the initiative should be over the age of 18 and either UK residents or have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years.

The National Grants Programme is part of Help Musicians UK’s wider Creative Programme, which creates opportunities for and empowers musicians to have successful careers.

The aim is to help all professional musicians to grow, develop and to have sustainable careers, and create a highly skilled and talented music workforce/economy across the whole of the UK. They realise that there are many regionally and nationally based organisations that are well placed to help meet these aims, and this programme provides grants to support organisations for three years.

Funding is between £5,000 and £40,000 per year for three years and open to charitable organisations or not-for-profit companies. Organisations of any size and turnover can apply. It's for new or existing projects, all genres of music and in all areas of the UK. It is also open to organisations working with musicians from diverse backgrounds

They are primarily interested in funding activity which offers timely and relevant opportunities for musicians to develop their talent, skills and artistic practice at any stage in their careers. All musicians benefiting from the initiative should be over the age of 18 and either UK residents or have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years.

In addition to the development of individual musicians, HMUK is interested in the growth and development of organisations working in the music sector. They wish to invest in organisations where innovation is supported and progressive services and opportunities for musicians are delivered. They are interested in funding organisations to work with others to develop new innovative collaborations, partnerships and local and regional networks, and initiatives which lead to stronger, longer-term futures for organisations working in music.