SBBA secures Creative Scotland funding

Friday 9 March 2018

On the eve of the 2018 Scottish Brass Band Championships, the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA) is delighted to announce that it is to receive substantial funding from Creative Scotland through the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) ‘Access to Music-Making Programme’.

A total of almost £90,000 has been secured, subject to special conditions, which will assist in funding a variety of proposed projects over the coming months.

SBBA President Carrie Boax commented: “I am delighted to announce that we have been successful with our YMI Access to Music-Making Programme bid. This will enable us to deliver six projects within the programme, namely Youth Band Start-up and development, the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (NYBBS), Youth Training, CPD, Transition Programme and Youth Composer Residency.”

“I would like to thank the hard-working members of the SBBA committee who have assisted in securing this funding – it proves that all our efforts are worthwhile.”

Over £1.6 million has been awarded to 48 organisations from across Scotland to enable young people to access music making.

Through the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) Access to Music-Making fund, individual awards of between £4,500 and £90,000 are helping 0-25 year-olds who wouldn’t ordinarily have the chance to take part in music-making activities, develop music skills for life, learning and work, and benefit their happiness and well-being.