UK charity Youth Music has launched a new fund worth £1.7 million to aid various nationwide music projects with post-pandemic recovery.
As part of the Youth Music Recharge Fund, successful applicants across England, Scotland and Wales will be elligible to up to £30,000 a year for three years. The one-off funding round will be shared equitably between 40 music organisations, Youth Music says.
The fund has been set up in direct response to research that Youth Music undertook last year about how COVID-19 had affected youth music-making and projects supporting young people, which found that 60% of creative organisations felt they needed help with funding and income diversification.
The funding has come from the National Lottery, via People's Postcode Lottery, and can be spent on various needs, such as salaries and freelance needs; operations; communications and marketing; digital development and strategy; and much more.
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