Individual Grants

2024 Grants Round open July 22, 2024
We know that not everyone is fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments and lessons or can engage in music-making. Through our individual grant application process, we are often able to reduce the barriers that people and the fulfilment of their musical dreams.
Regardless of your circumstances, age or location we can often provide support in your music-making. You may be a complete novice or an experienced musician or somewhere in between. Our aim is to truly deliver music for all and help all those meeting our criteria, achieve their ambition to make music.


Applicant refers to any individual, group, school, or community organisation that submits an application for the grant. This includes individuals applying on their own behalf, individuals applying on behalf of someone in their care (such as a parent or guardian for a minor), or authorised representatives of schools or community groups.

Before You Start Your application

Please be aware that:
  • Maximum individual grant is $1,000
  • Due to high demand for support it is unlikely Music For All will be able to meet your application in full.

Before applying for a grant you’ll need to check our full eligibility criteria.

Individual Grants


Even if you have applied before, please read the following pages carefully before you complete the application.

  • Applications will only be considered using the online form found here. 
  • Applications can only be accepted from within Australia.
  • Eligible applicants include Australian citizens or individuals holding an Australian visa confirming their resident status. Applicants who are not Australian citizens must confirm their visa status and type.
  • Previously successful applicants of Music For All grants are required to wait 12 months from the closing date of their successful application before being eligible to re-apply.
  • Music For All does not provide retrospective funding. Applicants who have already purchased instruments or lessons before application submission are ineligible.
  • Applicants who are present in Australia solely for educational purposes or attending a course of study are ineligible to apply.
  • Applicants must make themselves available between May 30, 2024 and June 30, 2024 if any further information is requested by the selection panel.

The Board’s assessment panel may consider any additional information from applicants after the submission date if/as required. Consideration of information received will be at the sole discretion of the panel.


Online Application

Applications will only be considered using the online form. Complete each section of this form in full, carefully and clearly, to ensure you have included everything that we have asked for. Before submitting your application ensure your witness statement from your independent referee has been uploaded.


All applications must be supported by:

  • Referee statement 
  • Current quotation for the instrument, tuition, travel or other expenses you are requesting from Music For All 
  • Budget template (if your application is for anything other than the purchase of an instrument or tuition)
  • Grant recipients will be chosen by Music For All by a panel of Board members, according to the selection criteria listed in these Terms.
  • The selection panel selection process will be final and confidential. No correspondence will be entered into about the decision.
  • Fraudulent or misleading information in the application will deem the applicant disqualified from consideration.
  • Priority is given to applicants who clearly have demonstrated greatest need.

Applicants will be evaluated on the projected benefits and impacts from the grant, and the panel will consider the following criteria when assessing:

  • Demonstration of Financial Need: Applicants must provide clear evidence of financial constraints or lack of access to musical instruments and tuition. This may include, but is not limited to, individuals from underprivileged backgrounds, remote locations, or those facing socio-economic challenges that prevent them from pursuing music-making.
  • Commitment to Music Making: Evidence of a genuine interest and commitment to music making. This could be demonstrated through previous involvement in music-related activities (even if informal), consistent self-taught practice, or a clear articulation of their passion for music. Priority will be given to those who demonstrate a willingness to pursue music making despite facing challenges.


  • Potential Impact on the Individual: Applicants should demonstrate how receiving the grant will significantly impact their personal development, musical skills, and overall well-being. This could include ways in which music making could assist in personal or cultural expression, overcoming personal challenges, or contributing to their mental health.
  • Long-term Engagement: Applicants should demonstrate a plan or desire for long-term engagement with music. This is not limited to a professional career in music, but could include participating in music communities, collaborative music making, or aspects of their music making that have positive benefits for those around them.
  • Recipients (or a representative of the recipient) agree to be contacted prior to the supply of the grant for the purposes of receiving progress updates, reporting impact, and promotion.
  • Upon request, the recipient will allow Music For All to photograph the delivery of any instruments or equipment and use it in a promotion such as (including but not limited to) print, digital, and video marketing.
  • Recipients agree to provide relevant digital pictures, video, and/or a written quotation which may be used in promotion such as (including but not limited to) print, digital, and video marketing.
  • The recipient will allow Music For All to use their name as a grant recipient in promotion, such as (including but not limited to) print, digital, and video marketing.
  • Any recipient school will provide Music For All with the support to gain parental approval for images of grant items within the school. These images will be used for the promotion of Music For All in a reasonable manner such as (including but not limited to) print, digital, and video marketing.
If you have any queries that are not covered in these instructions or within the FAQ’s, please contact us before submitting at
Individual Grants

Information statement & Privacy

Music for All process your personal data as defined by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2018) and outlined for the purposes of:

At Music For All, we are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This statement outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information.

Music for All processes your personal data for the purposes of:

Consideration of any application for a grant or bursary from Music for All, including an investigation to establish that the criteria for an award are met, whether it relates to you personally, the person on whose behalf you are applying or your organisation.

  1. Administering the activities of Music for All.
  2. Achieving the charitable objectives of Music for All.
  3. Transferring your personal data between companies within Music for All and to other organisations connected with the grant and bursary award process.
  4. Fundraising.
  5. Undertaking promotional events and activities and transferring your personal data to organisations assisting us with any such event or activity.
  6. Undertaking the marketing of Music for All’s aims, which may include marketing to you using telephone and electronic mail services.

Processing of personal data may continue following any decision in respect of any application for a grant or bursary.

If you supply any visual image or sound recording to Music for All, or Music for All obtains such image or recording by other means, this image or recording may be used for Music for All’s marketing, promotional or fund-raising activities unless specified in the application process.

Where such images or content are provided to Music for All the organisation undertakes to ensure that they have the necessary permissions to do so.  Music For All will rely on the grantee to maintain records of these permissions.

Where such images or content are provided to Music for All the grantee warrants that they are the owners of any copyright on those materials or have the permission of the owners to use the materials in the ways described above.

Music for All does not sell or share your personal or organisational data to/with third parties.

The transfer of some personal data to a third party may be required to complete a successful grant.  For example, it may be necessary to provide your name and contact details (and that of your organisation) to a local music retailer in the grant that involves the supply of instruments.

You may request that Music for All cease using your personal data for marketing, promotional or fundraising purposes.

For more detailed information, please visit our full Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us at

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