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ACTIVATE Fund 2022: Open For Applications!

Purpose of the ACTIVATE Fund:

Activate is Sound Connections’ investment programme for London-based Music Education Hubs to develop and embed youth voice in their work. We are keen to support and invest in Hubs that already have a demonstrable commitment to, and practice of, youth voice and to support activities that need financial support to meet their young people’s needs.

What is on offer?

  1. £2,000 towards your project
  2. Mentoring sessions with Youth Voice specialists
  3. Two free places on the Essential Youth Voice training course in academic year 22-23
  4. A supported process throughout the lifespan of the investment cycle


  • Applications open – Thursday 21 April 2022
  • Applications close – 5pm, Friday 1 July 2022
  • Announcements made – by Friday 15 July 2022
  • Projects start – Autumn 2022 onwards
  • Projects complete – end of July 2023
  • Reporting complete – end of August 2023

More information and how to apply:

To find out more, please download the Activate Guidelines found here.

To apply, you can find the questions here, and budget form here.

Please complete your application via this link by 5pm on Friday 1 July 2022.

Previous ACTIVATE Grantees / Projects:

  • Bromley Youth Music Trust – developing their youth collective
  • Kingston Music Service & Tri-borough Music Hub – developing an online Music Youth Conference
  • Merton Music Foundation – developing a young trustees board
  • Wandsworth Music – taking the next steps with their youth council


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