BBC Community music grant 2012

From hip hop to samba, classical to jazz, the Community Music scheme aims to help not for profit community music groups the length and breadth of the UK to carry out training, attract new audiences, encourage new members and raise their profile in their community.

Community groups looking to apply for a grant as part of the scheme can either apply for up to £5,000 for a development project (Option 1) OR up to £10,000 for a project that includes the commission of a new piece of music (Option 2). However, the average grant awarded will probably be less than the maximum allowed under each option.

They are looking for applications from groups working across all ages and all genres. They want to encourage groups to take on more challenging projects and to collaborate with professional artists and other local organisations.

Apply via http://www.bbc.co.uk/performingartsfund/grants/community-music

REMEMBER

Applications for the scheme will close either at 5pm on 29th June 2012 OR when we have received the first 500 eligible applications, whichever is the soonest.

Please also note that the Eligibility Quiz is specific to the Community Music scheme and is not the same as their standard Eligibility Checker.

To access the Eligibility Quiz click on Apply Now at the top of their page. You will then need to create an account and login to start the quiz. You can also download an Instructions document from the login screen which explains the application process step-by-step.

In addition to this page, please also read the full Terms & Conditions of the scheme.