The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £4,000 (average awarded: £2,000) for projects that develop group music-making activities in the UK. The foundation is particularly keen to support projects which involve young people becoming involved in musical composition.
The key priority of the trustees is to support projects which have musical composition as a main or central element. Organisations who wish to develop compositional opportunities for early professional or postgraduate students are welcome to apply. These types of projects should see young composers develop their talents by engaging with group music-making activity in some way.
The trustees are cautious about receiving requests for small grants towards a significantly large -scale budget. Ineligible costs include musical instruments, equipment, capital projects, study fees, general performance costs and commissions for solely professional performances.
Applications should be made by email and in writing following the guidelines on the foundation’s website. You must take care to submit your application both electronically (by email) and by post, or your request will not be considered by the trustees.
Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered at the annual trustee meeting each Autumn.