Youth Music’s NextGen Fund Offers Financial Boost for Under-30 Creatives in the UK

Funder: Youth Music

Funding Available: Up to £5,000

Closing Date: 28 June, 2024

Available to:

Type of Fund: National

About this Funding:

The NextGen Fund provided by Youth Music is intended help early-stage musicians and wider music adjacent creatives to invest in their own projects and make their ideas happen. The fund is especially aimed at those whose lack of finance holds them back from pursuing their goals.

The ninth round of the programme is accepting applications from 18-25 year old creatives (under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or disabled) in the UK to support the development of a creative project or idea. Applicants may include singers, rappers, songwriters, producers, DJs, A&Rs, managers and agents, right through to roles that have yet to be defined.

Priority will be given to:

  • People who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves to get their ideas started.
  • People that are too early-stage to be funded by larger grant programmes such as Arts Council England and PRS Foundation.
  • Those who might be discriminated against, for reasons that could include gender, race, disability, location or other characteristics.
  • People who are creative, entrepreneurial and are multi-disciplinary – even if they do not recognise themselves as such.

Grants of up to £2,500 are available, to support costs linked to training, career development, travel, audience development, marketing, equipment, software and business development.

The deadline for Round 9 applications is 28 June 2024 (17:00 BST).

Funding Criteria:

More information available directly from the funder.

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