The Orkney Youth Music Forum AGM will be held at St Magnus Centre at 7.30pm on Thursday 16th November 2012.

Live music will be provided by young traditional fiddler, Graham Low accompanied by guitarist, Jack Kirkpatrick.

27 October 2011Tesco Community Awards

Tesco Charity Community Awards

The Tesco Charity Community Awards for grants for children and their education and welfare will re-open for applications on 1
December 2011.  Through the Awards, one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 are available to local projects that
support children and their education and welfare. See: http://cr2010.tescoplc.com/

31 August 2011YMI Informal Sector Funding 2012

Creative Scotland

Investment Programme 10

Youth Music Initiative

Informal Sector Small and Large Investments



To support organisations working within the Informal Sector* who wish to programme music making activities for young people (0-25 years) outwith mainstream education settings or for children under 5 either in or out of nursery settings.


*  Informal sector: a term used to describe supervised music-making activities that happen outside mainstream education times and settings.


In exceptional circumstances we can support music making activity in school times and settings, please see the fund criteria below for further details.


Through this investment route there are two levels of funding to apply for.

  • Small investments
  • Large investments


Funds available

This year there is £700,000 available in the budget.


Small investments will be made between £1,000 and £5,000.

Large investments will be made between £5,001 and £30,000.


In any application for support we expect at least 10% cash partnership funding.


Please note partnership funding cannot come from Local Authorities’ Youth Music Initiative formula funding budget as this is considered double funding.



Small Investments

If you wish to apply for between £1,000 and £5,000 you can submit your application at any time during the year until the fund closes on 13th February 2012.

Please note however the fund may be fully expended earlier than this date and therefore early submission of applications is recommended.


Large Investments

If you wish to apply for between £5,001 and £30,000 you must submit your application before the deadline listed on Creative Scotland website.


29 August 2011New CPD Grant for teachers

Youth Music Initiative Training and Continuing Professional Development Fund


- This fund is specifically aimed at supporting the Training and Continuing Professional Development of individuals and organisations working with children and young people in the informal  sector.
- Awards to Individuals will generally be within the range of £100 to £750, while the range for organisations will normally fall between £500 and £5,000.

For application forms and full details of the eligibility criteria, please follow the link below or call 0141 552 5222.


This fund is provided by Youth Music Initiative and administered on their behalf by the Scottish Music Centre

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