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Innovate 2016 Funding Open

We are inviting Sound Connections members to submit inspiring proposals for our ninth round of Innovate funding. We are looking for projects that combine meeting local need and making a difference to young people that need support to engage in music making through innovative new ways of working. The Innovate programme is a unique opportunity to test new ideas with our support. Alongside the funding itself we offer the expertise of the Sound Connections team and links to our networks and opportunities.

Since 2007 we have supported many different Innovate projects across London; activities have covered all genres, approaches, age ranges and partnerships. Some successful past projects have gone on to secure substantial funding from other sources, and cite Innovate as their key starting point. Our new Innovate Catalogue gives an overview of these projects and would be a good starting point to avoid duplication.

You can apply for up to £4,000 whether you are an individual or organisation. For full requirements and how to apply please download the documents attached for Brief & FAQs, Budget Template and Application Form.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 18 January 2016.

Sound Connections is keen to support your application through the process so it can be as strong as possible. Please email or call us on 020 7729 7220 to talk through your ideas or book a one-to-one surgery for application advice.

SC Innovate Application Form 2016


SC Innovate Budget Template



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