Raising Funds

The following directories of funding bodies are published by the Directory for Social Change and can usually be found in libraries (they are expensive to buy):

Directory of Grant Making Trusts
Educational Grants Directory
Grants for Individuals in Need
The Youth Funding Guide
The Arts Funding Guide
Complete Fundraising Handbook
Various regional guides e.g. Guide to Northern Trusts

Other funders

www.acf.org.uk

(Association of Charitable Foundations – carries advice for individuals and organisations seeking funding from UK trusts)

www.scvo.org.uk

(The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations – holds information on trusts in Scotland)

www.wcva.org.uk

(The Wales Council for Voluntary Action – holds information on trusts in Wales)

www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/b0068711/mds

(Government Music and Dance Scheme)

www.emimusicsoundfoundation.com

(grants to support instrument purchase)

www.mbf.org.uk

(Musicians Benevolent Fund - do not direct-fund under 18's)

www.hattorifoundation.org.uk

(grants for individuals aged 15 to 20 years - no instrument purchase or full-time study)

www.munstertrust.org.uk

(Countess of Munster Trust – for older applicants, but with good links)

www.prsfoundation.co.uk

(grants for composers)

Individual funding asks for at least 18months professional experience and is designed for the promotion of new music/new music events/touring

www.takeitaway.org.uk

(Arts Council-funded interest-free loan scheme for instrument purchase up to £2,000)

www.benslow-musical-instrument-hire.org.uk

(Benslow Music Trust – loans instruments to young musicians in need)

www.cherubimtrust.org

(The Cherubim Music Trust – loans high-quality donated instruments to young musicians aged 14 to 27 years)

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