and given in grants since our first festival in 1996
Every year the Festival gives grants for music teaching and equipment in local schools and other music groups and projects on the Blackdown Hills.
Hundreds of people, young and old, have found themselves making music in the various bands which the Festival has helped to establish – the very popular Samba band, Steel bands, a singing group and a salsa dancing class. Most of the participants never thought they would have the opportunity to enjoy playing, singing or dancing in public! The rewards in terms of enjoyment, confidence building, community spirit – and the sheer sense of achievement in learning to do something new – have been enormous.
Each year, the Festival gives grants for music teaching to our local schools. Without these grants, music would inevitably come very low down on the list of priorities for small schools on a tight budget, and many children might never have the chance to find out what they can do!
You can see where all of the money goes and how we have helped to fund music in our community below…
Apply for a Grant
If you are part of a community group on The Blackdown Hills, or local School and would like to make an application for a grant, please fill out the form below giving as much detail as you can and it will be submitted to our committee.
Please do be aware that, as much as we would like to, we can not fulfill all grant requests. It is completely dependant on how much we take at the Festival each year. Applications will be assessed on urgency and will be prioritised according to locality and necessity. All our grants are currently reserved for musically based projects.
We do also ask that groups and schools benefiting from our grant scheme support us during the festival, by way of attending and providing some volunteers.
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