Amplify London

Amplify London is the London Music Fund's newest programme, launched in February 2020, in collaboration with YouTube Music and Sound Connections. It supports grassroots organisations that are providing musical activities for young people in London, by funding specific local projects and helping the organisations to forge links with the music industry and the music education sector.

Through Amplify, we support organisations that offer music and/or music technology activity in London for young people aged 11-21, and aren’t being funded by Music Services or schools. Each successful application will be awarded £6000 towards the proposed project. 

The second round of applications is now open. To express an interest in applying for the fund, please email AmplifyLDN@londonmusicfund.org. We will then send you our Application Pack and give you the opportunity to sign up for a telephone surgery in January or February. The deadline for submitting applications is 5pm on Friday 26 February 2021. Five successful projects will be selected to run between April - December 2021.

Timeline for Round 2:
Thursday 26 November 2020 - Amplify London launches Round 2 and opens for expressions of interest
January & February 2021 - telephone surgeries take place with Sound Connections
Friday 26 February 2021 - deadline for completed applications
March 2021 - shortlisting & projects notified
April 2021 - Round 2 projects announced
April - December 2021 - project delivery

Eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must be an organisation, not an individual.
  • The organisation must:
    • Be a UK based organisation with a signed governing document.
    • Have been legally constituted and providing activity for one year, and have a set of accounts.
    • Have the relevant insurances* in place (including employers’ and public liability) and must be compliant with all relevant statutory legislation.
    • Have a safeguarding policy* that is regularly reflected on and updated.
    • Have an annual turnover of no more than £500,000.
    • Not be a music service / hub or school, or an Arts Council funded ‘national portfolio organisation’.
    • Be regularly providing music and/or music technology activity/projects for young people aged 11-21.
  • The proposed project must:
    • Take place within the local community.
    • Involve at least 10 young people aged between 11-21.
    • Take place between April and December 2021 (the project can last for any length of time within this period, but must be completed before the end of 2021).

*We don’t automatically request policies but they should be available on request.

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For any questions that are not answered in the above documents, please email AmplifyLDN@londonmusicfund.org 

Please note the Application Form is not available online – this will be sent to you after you have expressed an interest in applying.

Amplify London does not provide grants to individual young artists.

Current funded organisations

The first five funded organisations and their projects, announced in July, are below. The next five projects will be announced in April 2021.