BBC Performing Arts Fund awards grants to grassroots music groups throughout the UK
The BBC Performing Arts Fund is to give £450,000 to the development of new music and musicians through two new schemes called Community Music and Music Fellowships.
Community Music is launching in May and will support grass roots music groups throughout the UK. Funding will be awarded for training, attracting new audiences and raising profiles within the community. Groups will be able to apply for up to £5,000 for a new project or up to £10,000 for commissioning new music.
The Music Fellowships scheme will open in August to support individuals through the early stages of their music career. Grants will be awarded to music companies, organisations, venues and agencies in order to host a BBC Performing Arts Fund Music Fellow.
Funding has been made available from the revenue generated through voting lines of BBC One entertainment programmes including Strictly Come Dancing and Over the Rainbow.