Surrey Community Music Fund

Our Surrey Community Music Fund supports music projects which enable young people to benefit from regular music activities, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate.

If you have a project we could help, please complete an Expression of Interest.

Examples of grants from the Fund:

Awards for Young Musicians – £2,000

Awards for Young Musicians is a national charity established in 1998 to enable musically talented young people from low income families to fulfil their potential.

A grant was awarded to enable young musicians to be supported through the provision of instruments and tuition for gifted young people from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their skills, as well as improve their wellbeing through the provision of music.

Raiders Performing Arts – £3,000

Raiders Performing Arts is a small youth marching band in the Guildford and Woking area for children up to the age of 19. They meet weekly enabling children from any background to learn to play an instrument.

A grant was awarded for the purchase of brass and percussion instruments, helping provide opportunities for children to learn to play, to be part of a team and benefit regular access to music. The band provides opportunities for isolated young people, as well as improving social skills, team spirit and simply having fun!

How to give

This is a long-term fund that people can either donate to now, or leave a legacy to in the future. Donations can be made at any level, either as one-off donations or spread over a period of time. They can be donated as gifts of cash, legacies, shares, property or land.

To donate, please contact us for more information.

Don’t forget Gift Aid! Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, the charity will receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs, helping your donation go further.

Apply for funding

Applying for funding is easy. Simply fill out a quick Expression of Interest Form (EOI) to start the application process.

Tell us what you want to do, and how much you would like to apply for. The EOI is designed to save you time and provide us with a little more information about your funding needs prior to making a full application.

The grants team will then review your EOI against our fund criteria and advise you if we can invite you forward to make a full application.


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