Welcome to Swindon Music Service

Swindon Music Service is a not-for-profit Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) formed in 2019.  Prior  to this, the music service was a long-standing department within the Local Authority’s Children Services.

Its mainly funded through the Department for Education (DfE) grant, which is managed through the Arts Council England (ACE).  This grant is offered to create a mixed economy approach to our work through the National Plan for Music Education.

As a charity we also have a fundraising strategy to allow organisations and individuals to donate to our cause.


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Virtual Music World

Virtual Music World has been developed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This online resources is split into two areas:

  1. Virtual Music World – Schools
  2. Virtual Music World – Community

You can view more by clicking the button…

Virtual Music World>>

Music Education Hubs

Music Education hubs are formed to facilitate all those interested parties in music education to come together to offer a broad and balanced approach.  To find out more about our hub in Swindon, click the button below…

If you wish to find out how you can get involved in Swindon’s music hub, click the link below…

Make Music Swindon Education Hub>>

Hub Delivery member log in: Log in

Once you become a hub partner, you can make an application for a Development Grant 

We will be identifying pots of funding on an annual basis to allow local delivery partners of the hub to apply for a grant to develop music from time to time.  Each successful applicant can apply for up t0  £500 per year.  Once the pot of money has been allocated, the Development Grant application process will close until the following year. Development Grant

The allocation form can be accessed in the Delivery Partners’ Log in section, which is has a password.

The next funding round opens 1st April 2021 and closes 1st July 2021 for programmes to start in September 2021. and we are looking for 8 school programmes for academic year 2021-22.  


Music Inclusion (is under review) we will add information as it is developed

What is the purpose of the strategy?

The strategy sets the foundations for Make Music Swindon to build an inclusive educational culture where children and young people are valued and recognised for their qualities, ideas, voices and perspectives.

The strategy is based on seeking positive answers to three key questions:

  1. Do all children and young people in Swindon receive high quality music education that is tailored to their needs, interests and abilities?
  2. Do the Hub values embrace inclusion and does its practice and promote it?
  3. How well can the hub’s SMS team individually and collectively recognise and overcome barriers to learning?

Swindon Music Service offers its local delivery partners in the hub a grant from time-to-time to assist them in helping us to deliver on the categories set out below.

Music Inclusion>>