The Brass Bands Project Fund is part of a national initiative launched by Brass Bands England to support the brass bands deliver exciting and innovative projects in their local community. Brass bands are a core asset of their local community, and this fund will ensure that creative projects can be supported and celebrated.
This fund is designed to support projects that:
- Encourage participation in brass banding for young people
- Involve commissioning and creation of new works for brass bands
- Focus on making the brass banding community more inclusive and diverse
- Support bands in need of emergency funds to survive
Why are we crowdfunding?
Brass Bands England is the sector support organisation for brass bands in England. We provide a wide range of support for bands in the form of advocacy, training and advice. Your donations will be used to support bands who have creative ideas to benefit their local community and give them the best chance of delivering projects to a high level.
Our Project Fund grants are designed to be used as match funding against larger funding applications, but also to support bands who apply for financial help in a time of crisis. Unexpected challenges have significant implications for small community-led organisations such as brass bands, and access to the Fund could make a huge difference in the longevity and financial viability of these groups.
About the Brass Bands Project Fund
Bands are able to apply directly for access to the funds raised to support them. In addition to funds Brass Bands England will support bands with funding and governance training and support them with writing funding applications to help them flourish once again.
The more we raise, the more we can help banding organisations survive to keep on making music on the other side of this pandemic. We need YOU, the people who are passionate about the importance of brass banding, to support the community.
Documentary evidence will be requested to support all applications, which will be subject to approval by designated Brass Bands England Trustees, whose decision will be final. Details of how to apply will be available at www.bbe.org.uk/project-fund