National UK charity Youth Music has announced a new Emergency Fund to offer additional support to music-making organisations affected by coronavirus. The fund is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, PayPal, and the National Lottery via Arts Council England.
Youth Music will prioritise the people and organisations in the most immediate need, and will make decisions and payments quickly. Organisations do not need to have held a previous Youth Music grant to be eligible for this fund.
Youth Music Chief Executive, Matt Griffiths
- This fund is the first phase of Youth Music’s response to the coronavirus pandemic
- There will be weekly application deadlines for an initial six-week period. The first application deadline is 5pm on Thursday 9 April 2020. The online application form will be live 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
Header photo: Youth Music Awards 2019