Grants of up to £2,500 are available to support young creatives to launch a creative project, idea or business. Youth Music, in partnership with TikTok and the People’s Postcode Lottery, has launched the NextGen Fund to help emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives aged 18-25 (and under-30s who identify as disabled) who do not have the financial means to invest in themselves.
Funding could help artists to start a record label, launch a single, or provide a platform that supports underrepresented voices. Funding can also cover costs linked to career development, audience development or marketing, equipment and software, and business development. Applications from people who have never applied for funding are particularly encouraged.