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Thursday 7 January, 2021

Brass bands will be among the organisations hoping to benefit from £100,000 of support from Tŷ Cerdd – Music Centre Wales – which has launched an emergency fund for community music. 

At a time when community groups around Wales remain unable to meet, with many facing significant financial constraints as a result, the Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government have each provided £50,000 for Tŷ Cerdd to distribute. 

The fund has three strands – Rescue, Resource, Restart – and aims to support music-making of any genre across Wales.

The deadline for the emergency funds is January 29, 2021. Guidelines and full application details are on Tŷ Cerdd’s website, and applications open on Thursday, January 7.

Meanwhile, Tŷ Cerdd is reopening its regular Lottery funding (having repurposed 50 per cent of this year’s funds to ACW’s own emergency funds) – open to organisations (both professional and community), and cross-genre. These funds are now in three strands: Create (new work by music creators or composers); Engage (connecting with audiences or participants); Inspire (youth participation).

The next deadline for the regular lottery funding is January 22, 2021. Guidelines and full application details are on Tŷ Cerdd’s website, and applications open for the scheme on Thursday, January 7.