The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation

Grants up to £4,000 for the development of group music-making in the UK, especially involving young people in projects incorporating composition and creative ideas (application deadline 28 September 2018)

The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation provides small grants for the development of group music making in the United Kingdom, especially projects involving young people in projects incorporating composition and creative ideas. Funding is available for new and established projects.

Projects taking place in or out of school, college or university, or in community settings in the UK will be considered.

The Foundation likes to see composition as central to projects put forward for support. The Foundation will therefore also consider applications from organisations for group projects working with young composers. These could be projects and schemes offering innovative ways for young composers to develop their talents and experience through engaging with group musical activity.

The Foundation is especially interested in:

Grants of between £500 and £4,000 are available. The average grant is £2,000. Approximately 25% of all applicants are successful in securing a grant.

During the year ending 31 August 2017 the Foundation made just 10 awards totalling £22, 000.

In general, the Foundation is unlikely to fund a large scale project in which its contribution may be considered insignificant.

Funding is not available for:

The Foundation has one application round annually. The 2018 deadline for applications is Friday 28 September for projects starting from December 2018.

Applications should be sent in both electronic and paper format and include:

Title – organisation applying, project title and sum requested

Musical aspirations, aims, content and intended outcomes

Numbers and ages of participants with names of schools or other organisations which will benefit/participate in the project and a plan for recruitment if not working with pre-existing groups

The artistic leadership of the project – named and with experience detailed

Project plan including the start date, time frame, number of sessions and where it will take place

The management of the project and plans for evaluation.

Further information is available on the Michael Tippett Music Foundation website

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