From hip hop to samba, classical to jazz, the BBC Performing Arts Fund Community Music scheme aims to help not for profit community music groups across the length and breadth of the UK to carry out training, attract new audiences, encourage new members and raise their profile in their community.
Community groups looking to apply for a grant as part of the scheme can either apply for up to £5,000 for a development project (Option 1) or up to £10,000 for a project that includes the commission of a new piece of music (Option 2). However, the average grant awarded will probably be less than the maximum allowed under each option.
The Performing Arts fund are looking for applications from groups working across all ages and all genres and want to encourage groups to take on more challenging projects and to collaborate with professional artists and other local organisations.
This grant opens for applications on 21 May 2012.
For more information visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/performingartsfund/grants/community-music