The Youth Music NextGen Fund
offers young creatives grants of up to £2,500 to make their ideas happen.
The NextGen Fund will help emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives take a step forward in participating and changing the music industries.
Built for creatives with a stack of ideas but a lack of finance, the fund is open to 18–25-year-olds (and under-30s who identify as d/Deaf or Disabled). Successful applicants will use the money to launch a creative project, idea or business.
We want to support the future of the music industries. Singers, Rappers, Songwriters, Producers, DJs, A&Rs, Managers and Agents, right through to roles that have yet to be defined.
We would especially like to hear from people who have never applied for funding before. It is unlikely that we’ll prioritise your application if you’ve already received significant financial support for your work (for example through an Arts Council or a PRS Foundation grant).
We have 3 rounds of funding a year, so if you aren't ready yet, there will be opportunities to apply in the future. You can engage in our workshops and support without applying to this round.
It is essential that you download and read the applicant guidance notes (below) before making your application.
Application Guidance Document (PDF Doc)
Application Guidance Document (Word Doc)
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Application Guidance Document Easy Read (Word Doc)
We strongly recommend saving your form now so you don't lose work. To save please check the box at the top that says 'Save my progress and resume later'. You will be asked to set a password and confirm your email address. You will then be emailed a link to your form so you can resume it later.
The application deadline for Round 3 is 17:00 on Monday 23 May 2022. Application deadlines are fixed. If your application is submitted after the deadline then it will be considered ineligible.
There will be future application rounds so if you aren’t ready to apply yet, or are trying to rush through your application to meet the deadline, it would be better to wait and give this your best shot. There will be two more rounds opening in 2022 (in August and December), and more rounds in 2023.
If you experience any technical problems with the form please get in touch by email at email@example.com or phone us on 020 7902 1060.
Youth Music NextGen Fund has been made possible thanks to our principal partners TikTok and players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and support from Turtle Bay.