Tŷ Cerdd – Music Centre Wales – today launches an emergency fund for community music. At a time when community groups around Wales remain unable to meet, and are questioning their ability to survive, Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government have each provided £50k 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 these emergency funds is 29 January 2021. Guidelines and full application details are on Tŷ Cerdd’s website, and applications open on Thursday 7 January.

In parallel, Tŷ Cerdd is reopening its regular Lottery funding (having repurposed 50% 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 / composers (cross-genre)

· Engage – connecting with audiences and participants

· Inspire – youth participation

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