Individual Grants

Next Grants Round soon to be announced - early 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.

Before You Start Your application

Please be aware that:
  • We only support applications from within Australia
  • Only Australian citizens or persons with resident visas
  • You will require the support of an independent referee
  • We do not fund retrospectively
  • We prioritise applications to those most in need
  • The process takes around 3 months from application to outcome notification

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.

General Guidance & Eligibility Criteria
  • We DO NOT fund retrospectively. You are not eligible for financial assistance under this scheme if you have already purchased your instrument or lessons or if you do so after you submit your application, but before we have approved it. If you submit your application and subsequently purchase your instrument or lessons (or receive assistance from another source for this purpose) you must inform us immediately.
  • Due to the demands for Music for All support, we prioritise applications on those most in need of our help. All the information you submit on the form will be used in the evaluation process.
  • Due to the demand for funding and support, it is unlikely we will be able to meet your application in full, so we strongly advise you also apply to other bodies for assistance.
  • Our Board will be reviewing your application. The process from application to grant approval can take up to three months


  • We do not support applications from applicants based outside of Australia
  • You are eligible to make an application if you are either an Australian citizen or hold an Australian visa that confirms your resident status. If you are not an Australian citizen, you will be asked to confirm your visa status and type (number).
  • Please note that you are not eligible to make this application if you are present in Australia only for the purpose of education or attending a course of study.
Tips for Individual Grant Applicants
  • Our maximum individual grant is $1,000, but due to the constant demand for our funding it is unlikely we will be able to meet your application in full.
  • Typically, individual grants are given for the purchase of instruments, associated equipment or for teaching costs. However, all applications are judged on their merit The Music For All Board – so if there’s another element of your music that you’d like us to fund, please tell us all about you, and we will happily consider the application.

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.

To complete an INDIVIDUAL application you will need:
  • To download the referee statement HERE, complete a statement and then upload that to the submission system as a final step to complete your application
  • You will need a quotation for the instrument, tuition, travel or other expenses you are requesting from Music For All
  • If your application is for anything other than the purchase of an instrument or tuition you will need to download and complete the budget template HERE, then upload it as part of your application
If you have any queries that are not covered in these instructions or within the FAQ’s, please contact us before submitting at
Application Agreements

Successful applicants: In the event of your application being successful you agree that:

  • You will provide relevant digital pictures, a written quotation of other evidence of your grant which can (may) be used in our marketing materials.
  • You will be required to complete grant feedback regarding the outcomes and impact of your grant.

Returning applicants: If you have applied before and have been successful, you are required to wait one year from your initial application before you are able to re-apply.

Unsuccessful Applicants: No correspondence other than the advice provided in the Notice of an Unsuccessful Application will be entered.  The advice provided in the notification will indicate that a future application will be considered or not.

Individual Grants

Information Statement

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

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

Music for All shall process relevant sensitive personal data (as defined by GDPR 2018) in relation to your involvement with Music for All and in relation to any application for a grant you may make within the principles of GDPR 2018. 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.

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 your personal or organisational data 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. 

Please write to with your request.

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