More Music announce Innovate Funding for 2019 -20  

Do you have a great idea for working with young people 0-25 in Lancashire?

Do you have an exciting, inclusive music project that needs a boost?

Do you want support to develop your professional practice with young people?

More Music invites applications for their Innovate funding programme, which supports innovative and inclusive projects for those working with young people in Lancashire.

Applications must be either from projects working with young people or for the professional development for practitioners who work with young people. They must also focus on the inclusion of or on engaging with children and young people in challenging circumstances.

More Music will make awards to two projects to cover a budget of up to £1000. More Music Innovate is open to individuals and grassroots organisations.

Loz Kaye, More Music’s Artistic Director said, “There are so many amazing artists and educators working with children, so many young people leading the way with great ideas. But all too often we know that those great ideas need support to develop. The More Music Innovate programme aims to give those ideas the boost they need to reach the next stage. We’re proud to be helping the next generation make music truly accessible for all.”

More Music Innovate can support a broad range of proposals, but in particular:

  • Projects working with Lancashire’s diverse communities.
  • Addressing progression for young people 18-25.
  • Innovation in early years provision (for 0-5).
  • Projects that engage young people in making decisions about their design and delivery.

Funded activity must take place in Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool). Mentoring and project support will be available from More Music as part of the programme.

Applications must be made by 31 July 2019 and successful applicants will be informed by Friday 9 August. Projects must be completed and assessed between 1 September 2019 and 31 March 31 2020.

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This funding programme is supported by Youth Music through the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England.