The MusiCounts TD Community Music Program provides not-for-profit organizations with grants for instruments, equipment, and resources to support music education programs at the community level.

Eligible Applicants

  • Canadian not-for-profit/community organizations are welcome to apply
  • Organization leadership, program instructors, volunteers, or anyone associated with the music program
  • Community organizations that currently have no music education program are encouraged to apply for support to start a new music program

Eligible Expenses

  • At least 50% of your grant funds must be used to purchase any kind of musical instruments and equipment. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Music production and recording equipment, including software, tablets, microphones, etc.
    • Traditional instruments that belong to a particular culture and/or raw materials to build these traditional instruments
    • Standard band and orchestra instruments
    • Adaptive musical instruments, and instruments for use in a music therapy context
    • Orff instruments
    • Guitars and ukuleles
    • Amps and speakers
    • Whatever instruments are needed by your organization
  • Up to 25% of your requested funds may be allocated to repair instruments
  • Up to 25% of your requested funds may be allocated to the purchase of music accessories & resources, including
    • music stands
      • storage
      • sheet music
      • and online music education resources.
      • In light of COVID-19, you may also purchase air filters, plexiglass, or other materials to make music education at your organization safer and more sustainable.
      • For organizations that are requesting Indigenous musical instruments: up to 40%of your grant may be used for costs associated with having a community member, Elder, Knowledge-Keeper or clinician introduce and/or build these instruments with your students

We can help you win! Funding: up to $20, 000

The MusiCounts TD Community Music Application is a TWO stage process:

  • Stage 1 is very short and asks only a few baseline questions about your organization.
  • Stage 2 is the actual application form.

Deadline: May 12, 2022

Commitment Date: April 27

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