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Funding round 1 offers grants in five areas for community groups/projects:

1) Degenerative conditions.

This award is for community-based groups providing opportunities to make music to those with degenerative conditions. These include illnesses such as Huntington's, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Motor Neuron, Scleroderma diseases and Cancers. A grant of up to £2000 is available for this award. We welcome applications from groups operating in caring settings including care homes and hospitals. Applicants should be mindful that our assessors will be looking for applications which demonstrate ways in which the individuals you are working with will be engaging with music-making, as opposed to experiencing others performances.

2) Learning and cognitive challenges.

This award is for community-based groups providing opportunities to make music to those with learning and cognitive challenges. These include but are not limited to autism, aphasia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attention deficit and memory loss. A grant of up to £2000 is available for this award. We welcome applications from groups operating in caring and educational settings. Applicants should be mindful that our assessors will be looking for applications which demonstrate ways in which the individuals you are working with will be engaging with music-making, as opposed to experiencing others' performances.

3) Working with secondary-school aged children.

This award is for community-based groups providing opportunities to make music to children and young-people aged between 11-16. We welcome applications from groups operating in caring as well as more formal educational settings. Choirs are welcome to apply. A grant of up to £2000 is available for this award. Applicants should be able to demonstrate ways in which they nurture underprivileged young talent through their work.

4) Guitars (acoustic).

Open to applications from groups using acoustic guitars to support communities in deprived or marginalised areas and developing music education for those living in the area.

5) Guitars (electric) + amplifier.

This award is open to community-based groups using electric guitars and amplifiers to support disadvantaged music makers; they must illustrate the impact this award will have on advancing the music making of their group. Please note that the electric guitars are supplied with amplifiers but not cases.

Please read the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully before applying. Applications (and witness statement forms) should be received by no later than 5pm on Monday 1st April.

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