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How Youth Music charity can help fund and support young music creatives

Updated: Jan 5

Youth Music is a national charity who work to drive change on a local and national level, ensuring every young person can experience inclusive music from ages 0-25.

They take an equitable approach to investing in their funded partners and programmes.

Their commitment to IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) is at the heart of all Youth Music's strands of work, including organisational learning and change.

We’re committed to self-reflection, gaining feedback and exploring new ideas through the diversity of lived experience within our team and beyond.

We take action as an organisation to ensure our workforce and workplaces are inclusive and accessible.

We know that we can better serve the young people we reach through a team that understands, respects and reflects their diversity.

The Youth Music NextGen Fund offers young creatives grants of up to £2,500 to make their ideas happen.

The Youth Music NextGen Fund is for early-stage musicians and wider music adjacent creatives to invest up to £2,500 in their own projects and make their ideas happen. The fund is especially aimed at those whose lack of finance holds them back from pursuing their goals.

It's open to 18–25-year-olds (and up to 30-year-olds who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled) who live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

We want to support the future of the music industries. Singers, Rappers, Songwriters, Producers, DJs, A&Rs, Managers and Agents, right through to roles that have yet to be defined.

Go to this link for information on how to apply and by when:

The Youth Music Opportunities Board is the place for young people developing careers in the music industries to develop skills and gain experience.

All opportunities are moderated and approved by Youth Music (although we can't guarantee the quality of any opportunities except our own: see disclaimer below).

Find links to organisations and resources that can help you get started with a career in the music industry.



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