Please click on the links below to find funding related to music and arts.

MusicMusic Making 
The Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education.
Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research.

The Trustees respond to applications and also initiate their own projects.  Applicants must be a registered charity or an exempt charity. 

Female Musicians 
Through the Performing Right Society’s Women Make Music grant programme, financial support of up to £5000 is available to women musicians; and new music in any genre is welcome, from classical, jazz and experimental, to urban, electronica and pop.
Through the scheme support is available to both individuals and organisations/groups. 

Music Funding for Individuals Organisations & Groups 
Funding is available from The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation to any individual or not-for-profit organisation that Supports the creation and performance of outstanding new music in any genre Develops artists to their full potential Inspires audiences UK-wide. 

Through this programme individuals as well as bands; ensembles; collectives; charities; local authority and schools; etc  can apply for grants of up to £25,000 (£5,000 for first time applicants). 
Please see here for advice on when to submit your application. 
Fund to Develop the Careers of Artists and BandsPRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England have announced the launch of the Momentum Music Fund. This is a £500,000 fund to develop the careers of talented artists and bands. 

Music Performance and Education
The Wingate Foundation Music Grants programme supports those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. 

Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences.
Grants range from £1,000 to £10,000.

Youth Music 
Youth Music’s Open Programme offers grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 to support projects that provide music-making activities for children and young people, principally in out of school hours such as during weekends, holidays as well as in breakfast and after schools clubs. 

Music Grants for Older People 
Concertina makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Deadlines April 30th and October 31st each year.
The ArtsPerforming Arts Grant
The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Performing Arts (excluding music) grants programme is open for applications. 

The Fidelio Trust Grants Programme
The Fidelio Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 in support of the Arts, in particular the dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance. The Trustees aim to help individuals and groups such as Colleges, Arts Festivals and other arts organisations who would not be able to carry out a project or activity without financial support.
Application deadlines are 1st February, 1st June and 1st October. 

Arts Council - Strategic Touring Programme 
The Arts Council's Strategic Touring Programme aims to encourage collaboration between organisations, so more people across England experience and are inspired by the arts, particularly in places which rely on touring for much of their arts provision. The funding is available to both organisations and individuals.
Grants need to be more than £10,000 per project. Applications are considered every two months.

Idlewild Trust 
The Idlewild Trust supports registered charities concerned with the encouragement of the performing and fine arts and crafts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest.

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Programme
Small charities operating in the areas of the arts and learning that have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 per annum can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Programme. Larger organisations can apply for funding through the Foyle Foundations Arts and Learning Main Grants Programmes.  Applications can be submitted at any time. 

Wellcome Trust Small Arts Awards 
The Wellcome Trust Small Arts Awards provides grants of up to £30,000 to projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts. 

Visual Arts Projects 
The Elephant Trust offers grants of up to £2,000 to artists and institutions for new, innovative visual arts projects. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions. 

For a wider funding search contact the Development Team.