FUNDING NEWS

The photo is the Raffidy Dumitz Band which supports local events with live music and processions in Cornwall. If anyone knows of a similar Mid-Devon-based community music group, please let me know, as it fits both or either of these funds:

The Happiness Fund enables and supports projects and new groups which improve mental health, wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities. CLOSING DATE for this round is 29th February 2024.

The Trailblazer youth music fund offers grants of £2,000 to £30,000 to organisations in England to run projects for children and young people (25 or under) to make, learn and earn in music. The project should trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo (or all three!). Round 7 closes in August, so plenty of time to prepare and get your bids in.