Lincolnshire Music Hub is delighted to invite applications from schools for a limited number of music grants 2022/2023.

The funding is to enable pupils and teachers to work with professional practitioners and community music leaders on a music project taking place between Jan and July 2023. A fund of up to a maximum of £1,000 per school is available.

The projects must link to an appropriate core or extension role of the National Plan for Music Education which are:

Core Roles

a) Ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument

b) Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage

c) Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people

d) Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly, and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area

Extension roles

a) Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum

b) Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes

c) Provide access to large scale and / or high-quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and / or venues. This may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/carer

Schools will make their own arrangements with music practitioners or organisations, for whom a brief description of their provision and costs is required.. Applications which focus on multi-school project partnerships, for the benefit of children and young people, will be prioritised.

Decisions for the funding allocation will be taken by members of the LMS Management Team with priority given to applications which enable:

  • Multi-school partnership working (max £1000 per application)
  • Significant levels of reach of children and young people (aged 5-18)
  • Additional income streams other than the identified Music Hub Grant
  • Delivery in schools currently not engaging with LMS or Music Hub (2021/2022)

The funds cannot be used to solely purchase instruments, tech or resources and must have an element of direct delivery to impact children and young people.

The funding is earmarked for direct use by schools from the wider Music Hub funding for music education awarded by Arts Council England.


Application is quick & easy – you just need to complete a short application form below and then complete a simple evaluation form (including the required data) at the end of the project. Applications should be submitted by Monday 5th December, and you will be notified of the outcome of your application on Thurs 15th December.