We invest in the future of music by supporting talent development and new music across the UK; enabling songwriters and composers of all backgrounds to realise their potential and reach audiences across the world.
Since March 2000 we have supported over 7,300 new music initiatives to the tune of over £35 million. We do this through open grant schemes which are available to musicians and organisations and partnership programmes which we lead in response to specific needs and gaps in funding.
Because of our specialist knowledge of the music sector, our support is seen as an indication of quality and innovation. We are also proud to be widely respected as an adventurous, and straightforward organisation and to have established a strong track record as funder of a broad range of activity – from unsigned band showcases and professional development programmes to music commissions and composer residencies.