As a Hub we aim to balance formal with informal routes to learning; schools and academy’s work with us to identify the best possible musical pathways for young musicians. But in increasingly challenging financial circumstances, both school and individuals can face barriers to progressing their ideas and ambitions respectively. Through our school targeted Development Grants, music coordinators and heads of department are given seed funding to take forward their ideas. Our Access Fund offers individual’s facing economic hardship or personal challenges the chance to apply for financial support so advance their musical learning.

School Music Development Grant 2017/18

Grants of between £100 and £500 are available to support schools* deliver instrumental ensembles or musical progression opportunities for their pupils†. The grant must be matched by funding from the schools music budget. These grants are part of the Music Education Hub’s Ensembles and Progression Strategy and are funded by the Arts Council of England....

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Access Fund

The Access Fund has now closed for this academic year. It will reopen in September.   SoundStorm, as lead partner for the Music Education Hub for Bournemouth and Poole, is committed to ensuring that all young people can access opportunities to progress in music and believe that personal circumstances should not be a barrier to...

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