School Music Development Grant

We will add to these FAQs from time to time to assist you in completing your application form.

No, as the music service has a large stock of instruments, you could apply to access this stock in your application.  If you are successful the stock of instruments will only be made available for the duration of the programme.

Make Music Swindon is the Music Education hub and only teachers/tutors from one of the Delivery Partners can deliver through their organisation.

A minimum of 10% on top of the grant applied for is needed.  This cannot be match funding in kind, but could come from a range of funding opportunities such as: Pupil Premium, further grants from your governors, a grant from your Friends association or donations from parents/carers.

Yes you can, but we would suggest in this instance you target instruments that you currently do not offer.

Yes you can, but if we are over subscribed, it is highly unlikely that you will be successful in all your applications.  The best 8 applications will be awarded as we are looking to reach as many schools as we can each year.

Yes, our intention, as a new charity, is to identify a pot of funding each year to put into the grant opportunity. The amount awarded each year will depend on the following:

  • Interest shown by schools for the grant.
  • The volume of applications received each year
  • The budget based on the ACE grant each year

Yes you can apply for an after school music activity

Yes, as long as it is not replacing music curriculum funding.  It could assist with instrumental/vocal tuition to assist with the performance element of the exam for example