Youth Music Initiative

Creative Scotland administers the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme which in 2017-18 will:

  • Create access to high-quality music-making opportunities for young people aged 0-25 years, particularly for those that would not normally have the chance to participate.
  • Enable young people to achieve their potential in or through music making.
  • Support the development of the youth music sector for the benefit of young people.

There are three routes to apply for investment from this programme:

1. School Based Music Making – To deliver the Scottish Government commitment – “every school pupil in Scotland should be offered a year of free music tuition by the time they leave primary school”. This is a targeted fund for Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities and Jordanhill School.

2. Access to Music Making - To create access to high quality music making opportunities for young people aged 0-25 outwith school time. Activities within school time will be considered if they are specifically for: early years (0-5 years); young people with additional support needs or disabilities; young people who are disengaged from mainstream education. Organisations and individuals can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £40,000, for up to 2 years.

3. Strengthening Youth Music - To support individuals, organisations and networks to undertake strategic action or training that will strengthen the youth music sector in Scotland for the benefit of young people. Organisations and individuals can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £20,000, for up to 2 years.

The deadlines for 2018-19 have now passed.

 

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