SOUNDBEAM Funding information and ideas              2016

 

 

People have had a lot of success in fundraising for their Soundbeams. We have heard of individuals sitting in baths of baked beans, shaving their head and even walking the Great Wall of China!

 

However you could try getting funding from the list below. Most of the organisations listed have at some time helped fund a Soundbeam purchase.

 

Other funding ideas….

Your local regional ‘Music Services’ may be able to purchase a Soundbeam for your use.

If you are purchasing for a school, you could spread the cost among several departments as many people have used Soundbeam cross curriculum such as accompanying story telling in English lessons, motivating movement in P.E. and inclusion during music.

Amber Trust
The AMBER Trust was set up to bring hope and fulfilment to blind and partially sighted children who have a talent or a love for music.

Who is eligible?
The Awards are open to blind or partially sighted children and young people up to the age of 18, who may also have other physical disabilities and/or learning difficulties.
www.ambertrust.org/content/view/129/63

How to Apply:
Visit www.ambertrust.org/amber-music-awards/  and select your area to find out how to apply.Contact Details:

The Amber Trust, 19 Scarsdale Villas, London, W8 6PT, England
Email: info@ambertrust.org

 

 

Grants for the arts are for activities carried out over a set period and which engage people in England in arts activities, and help artists and arts organisations in England carry out their work.

Who is eligible? www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding

How to Apply: www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding 

Contact Details:
Arts Council England Grants for the arts, PO Box 4353, Manchester, M61 0DQ
Tel: 0845 300 6200
Email: enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk
Textphone: 020 7973 6564

 

Awards For All
Awards for All gives groups a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £500 and £10,000.
Projects can encourage a wide range of community, arts, sports, heritage, health, education and environmental projects.
Funds are available for activities which bring people together, improve their quality of life, encourage them to take part in local activities and help groups to become well organised.

Who is eligible?
Awards for All gives groups a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £500 and £10,000.
Projects can encourage a wide range of community, arts, sports, heritage, health, education and environmental projects.
Funds are available for activities which bring people together, improve their quality of life, encourage them to take part in local activities and help groups to become well organised.
These include:

putting on an event, activity or performance buying new equipment or materials

running training courses

setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group

running a conference or seminar

carrying out special repairs or conservation work

advertising your event or group

paying expenses for volunteers, costs for sessional workers or professional fees

carrying out feasibility studies

transport costs

How to Apply:
Visit www.awardsforall.org.uk and select your area to find out how to apply

Contact Details:
Tel: 0845 4 10 20 30
Email: general.enquiries@awardsforall.org.uk
Visit: http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/contact.html for all contact details

 

 

Cerebra
Founded in 2001, Cerebra is a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with brain-related neurological conditions, through research, education and direct, ongoing support.

Who is eligible?
We help children 16 or under with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders and conditions. The general areas we cover are listed below with a few examples of conditions that fall within the broader categories. If your child’s specific condition isn’t listed that doesn’t automatically mean we don’t cover it, if we listed every condition this page would go on forever! After reading this list, if you’re still unsure if we can help you please contact us.

How to Apply:
http://www.cerebra.org.uk/English/gethelp/grants/Pages/default.aspx

Contact Details:
Cerebra, Principality Buildings, 13 Guildhall Square, Carmarthen, SA31 1PR
Tel: 01267 244200

 

 

Children Today
Children Today is the charity that raises funds to provide specialised equipment for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK. Our aim is to ensure that every disabled child and young person fulfils their potential and leads an active childhood.

Who is eligible?
www.childrentoday.org.uk/how-we-can-help/how-we-can-help

How to Apply:
Call on 01244 335622 to discuss your needs and request an application form. Once you have received the form, you will be requested to:

Obtain a reference from someone who works with your child in a professional capacity (occupational therapist, teacher, social worker, doctor, etc)
Provide a pro forma invoice or quotation from the supplier of the equipment
Provide some basic financial information
Simply return the application form along with the supporting information to Children Today.

Contact Details:
Children Today Charitable Trust, The Moorings, Rowton Bridge, Christleton, Chester, CH3 7AE
Tel: 01244 335622
Email: info@childrentoday.org.uk

 

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK.
We do this by funding the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. We take pride in supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund.
Our primary interests are in the arts, education and learning, the environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate fully in society.

Who is eligible?
Our primary interests are in the arts, education and learning, the environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate fully in society.

How to Apply:
www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/funding/index.html

Contact Details:
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

Tel: 020 7812 3700
Fax: 020 7812 3701
Email: info@esmeefairbairn.org.uk

 

 

Family Fund
We are the UK's largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. We help ease the additional pressures families face. We can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.

Who is eligible?
low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people
Applications for a Family Fund grant can be made by the parent* or carer* of the disabled child or young person. Young people aged 16 and 17 can make an application in their own right.

Applications should be made per family.

If you are making an application on behalf of more than one disabled child, please complete an additional child form for each child you are applying for.

*This should be the person who has parental responsibility for the child and with whom the child lives.

How to Apply:
www.familyfund.org.uk/grants/how-to-apply

Contact Details:
Family Fund, 4 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, York, YO32 9WN

 

The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
Music Funding
The Trustees recognise that music is seriously under-funded in the UK and will consider applications for support in those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be directed towards supporting the work or education of musicians based in, or wishing to study in, the UK, but by no means exclusively so. An important criterion will be whether, in the opinion of the Trustees, the funding sought will make a significant difference to the applicant's prospects.

Education & Social Exclusion Funding
The Foundation recognises that there are already considerable public resources allocated to these two areas. However, it will be willing to consider support for projects which may not qualify for public funding or attract other major funding bodies. Contributions towards the running expenses of projects for a strictly limited period will be considered.
Eligible projects would ideally:

be innovative
focus on the disadvantaged
have lasting effects

Who is eligible?
http://www.wingatefoundation.org.uk/supported_categories.php

How to Apply:
To apply for funding please complete the application form and submit it together with supporting documentation and your most recent financial accounts
www.wingatefoundation.org.uk/application_form.php

Contact Details:
Karen Marshall, Administrator, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, 20-22 Stukeley Street, London, WC2B 5L

 

 

A network for schools and wraparound childcare providers across England. Share knowledge, discuss issues, be inspired.

http://www.learning-exchange.org.uk

 

Lifeline 4 Kids
We are a UK national children's charity established in 1961. Originally known as The Handicapped Children's Aid Committee, our working name has now changed to Lifeline 4 Kids. We help children throughout the UK and occasionally abroad. Our members work on an entirely voluntary basis and we have no paid staff or fundraisers.

How to Apply:
www.lifeline4kids.org/application

Contact Details:
Lifeline 4 Kids, 215 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London, NW6 1XJ
Tel: 020 7794 1661

 

 

Refer a child for a wish

We grant magical wishes to children and young people aged from 3 to 17 living with a life-threatening condition.

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK
 329-331 London Road,
Camberley, Surrey GU15 3HQ
Tel: 01276 40 50 60 Fax: 01276 40 50 61 Email: info@make-a-wish.org.uk


Make-A-Wish Foundation UK
Suite 7, 21 Lansdowne Crescent,
Edinburgh EH12 5EH

Tel/Fax: 0131 535 1037   Mobile: 07740 161988 Email: carolyn.thornton@make-a-wish.org.uk

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK
Bryson House, 28 Bedford Street,
Belfast BT2 7FE

Tel/Fax: 028 9080 5580   Mobile: 07730 299842 Email: gail.mckee@make-a-wish.org.uk

 

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Established in 1987 by the publisher and philanthropist Paul Hamlyn (1296-2001), Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the leading independent grant-making organisations in the UK. With UK programmes spanning the Arts, Education and Learning and Social Justice, and a programme of support for NGOs in India, the Foundation works to help people fulfil their potential and enjoy a better quality of life now and in the future.

Who is eligible?
www.phf.org.uk/page.asp?id=905

How to Apply:
Visit http://www.phf.org.uk/page.asp?id=885 and select your area to find out how to apply

Contact Details:
Paul Hamlyn Foundation, 18 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AA
Tel: 020 7227 3500
Email: information@phf.org.uk

 

What we do:

We create long-term partnerships between arts organisations and their local schools in disadvantaged areas through our funding programme, Start.
We run large-scale national arts projects called Quests.
Through our Catalyst teacher training programme, we empower teachers to feel confident bringing arts into the classroom.

http://www.childrenandarts.org.uk/about-us/

Unit 6.08-6.09, The Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High Street
London, E1 6JJ
T: 020 3326 2230
F: 020 7739 8784
enquiries@childrenandarts.org.uk

 

 

PRS for Music Foundation
Our mission is to stimulate and support the creation and performance of new music throughout the UK and to ensure that this music is enjoyed by a wide audience. Over the past 10 years we have proved ourselves as a significant force in supporting pioneering musical activity. Since March 2000 we have supported over 4,000 new music initiatives to the tune of over £14 million. We do this through open grant schemes which are available to musicians and organisations four times per year and partnership programmes which we lead in response to specific needs and gaps in funding.
www.prsformusicfoundation.com/About-Us/About-PRS-for-Music-Foundation

Who is eligible?
The Awards are open to blind or partially sighted children and young people up to the age of 18, who may also have other physical disabilities and/or learning difficulties.
http://www.ambertrust.org

Contact Details:
PRS website states: If you're looking for funds to support your music activities please read all the information on our Funding pages and check out our Eligibility guide before contacting us.
PRS for Music Foundation, 29-33 Berners Street, London, W1T 3AB
Email: info@prsformusicfoundation.com

 

 

The Radcliffe Trust
The Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education. Particular interests within music education are music for children and adults with special needs, youth orchestras and projects at secondary and higher levels, including academic research. The Trustees respond to applications and also initiate their own projects.
 

Who is eligible? 1. Applicant must be a registered charity or an exempt charity.
2. Applicant must be based in the UK.
3. Bursaries and other support for fees are normally paid to the education organisation.
4. Applications are considered under eight headings;

i. composition and contemporary music
ii. bursaries for courses and summer schools; limited to U.K. based students
iii. music therapy / special needs
iv. academic research / projects
v. youth orchestras
vi. performance projects
vii. educational projects
viii. miscellaneous


Exclusions

i. no retrospective grants
ii. no deficit funding
iii. no general appeals or endowment funds
iv. no operating costs
v. no competitions
vi. no capital projects

How to Apply:http:

www.theradcliffetrust.org/guidelines/

Contact Details:

The Radcliffe Trust, 6 Trull Farm Buildings, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8SQ, UK
Tel: 01285 841900
Email: radcliffe@thetrustpartnership.com

 

 

 

 

Individual grants range from £100 to £10,000 and over 300 requests have been answered in the last three years.

For individuals: Variety, the Children’s Charity, always welcomes applications from individuals with a specific need.

 For organisations: Variety helps suitable organisations in exactly the same way that we do individuals - any way we can. We provide day to day items to make the lives of those involved easier and as fulfilling as possible.

Please ensure you read the guidelines before completing your application. Forms must be returned with all the relevant supporting documents to:

Julie Thomas
Variety Grants Manager
Variety House
93 Bayham Street
London
NW1 0AG

For more information, please contact our Variety Youth Clubs and Grants Manager, Julie Thomas on 020 7428 8120 or email: grants@variety.org.uk.

www.variety.org.uk

 

 

We’re Youth Music. We’re a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people facing challenging circumstances.

We believe everyone should have the chance to make music.

Our projects help young people develop musically, of course, but they have personal and social outcomes too. - See more at: www.youthmusic.org.uk/#sthash.x97Pj0Zj.dpuf

 

  •         The list of funders and their criteria can change without notice.