Youth Music Announce Grant for Music Making Organisations

02 April 2020

One of Take Art's key supporters Youth Music has announced a new Emergency Fund to offer additional support to music-making organisations affected by coronavirus.

The Emergency Fund has been made possible by: players of People’s Postcode Lottery, PayPal, and the National Lottery via Arts Council England.
Through this fund Youth Music aim to prioritise the people and organisations in the most immediate need, and to make quick decisions and payments. Organisations do not need to have held a Youth Music grant to be eligible for this fund.


This fund is the first phase of Youth Music's response. There will be weekly application deadlines for an initial six-week period. The first application deadline is 5pm on Thursday 9 April. The online application form will be live on their website by Wednesday 8 April. In the meantime, the application guidance notes contain information on all the questions which will be asked in the online form.
Find out more and download applicant guidance notes:

Youth Music have indicated that this will be a highly competitive fund and they will make decisions to award grants based on need.

Zoe Kilb, Youth Music Programme Manager, said,"We know that we won’t be able to help everyone, and we’ll have some difficult decisions to make: we’ll be doing our best to prioritise those people and organisations most in need, and our hope is to support as many organisations around the country as we can."

How to Apply

Please direct all questions to in the first instance. If you can’t access email, then telephone 020 7902 1060. Youth Music will be adding a list of Frequently Asked Questions to the Youth Music Network in due course.

If you have any access needs then we can provide additional support to help you complete an application. Please email or telephone 020 7902 1060.