Music For All is fundraising to support the next round of grants to schools and community groups, with an end of financial year campaign. This is an initiative of the Soundhouse Music Alliance, a registered charity with DGR status, so donations are tax deductible.
Donate to the End of Financial Year campaign to support the next round of grants, which will be awarded in the second half of 2022:
Successful First Grant Round
The recent round of Music For All grant funding included recipients from three states, with the largest grant being awarded to Burnside State School, just out of Nambour in regional Queensland. The grant enabled the purchase of flutes, clarinets and alto saxophones to provide a significant expansion of the music instrumental program.
The close connection between Music For All and the MI industry is evident in this particular grant, which was further enhanced by the generous donation of a bass clarinet from Yamaha Music Australia and the involvement of Shake It Up Music who worked closely with Music For All to provide the best possible deal.
The support of the music industry was vital to enable the project to be fully funded.
Instrumental music teacher Liz Druitt said “the school is delighted and proud to be able to provide the opportunity for additional students to experience the joys of music making” as a result of the Music For All grant.
About Music For All
Music for All seeks to:
- Promote the life-changing benefits of music making
- Support the musical needs of community music groups and educational organisations
- Donate instruments and music tuition to individuals who need our help to express themselves musically
- Provide opportunities for Australians of all ages, backgrounds and locations to learn musical skills and be active music makers
- Partner with other music, educational, social, allied health, community or philanthropic organisations to develop (or create) sustainable active music making programs throughout Australia
AMA members have been advised that Soundhouse Music Alliance has launched the music charity, Music for All. The Australian Music Association has been instrumental, along with Pressroom Philanthropy, in establishing this industry supported charity which aims to encourage and support Australians to become creators and makers of music with the goal of having them experience the life-changing benefits that active music making can bring.
This is a charity which through a small grants program at first will seek to encourage individuals to pursue their music journey as well as assist worthy community or school-based music making projects. The first round of this grants program has been completed, with awards made to schools, organisations and individuals totalling nearly $10,000. These awards facilitate increased music making opportunities, with grants of instruments and cash being made.
Music for All hopes its small grants program can grow into a large one with the support of the industry and other partners. Donations of cash or instruments are fully tax deductible.
For more information go to www.musicforall.org.au
About Soundhouse Music Alliance
The Soundhouse Music Alliance has supported our industry of 25 years. It has been a major contributor to providing access to music making through its projects and programs in and for schools, people with disabilities and other settings.
Music for All is the official charity partner of the Australian Music Association.