Three Canadian Musical Instrument Grants You Need to Know About

Did you know about these very generous grants in Canada and Ontario to support instrumental music programmes in schools and in the community?  Apply soon, because the deadlines are approaching fast!


MusiCounts Band Aid Program

MusiCounts provides up to $15,000 in musical instruments and equipment to elementary, middle, secondary and separate schools across Canada to help sustain their music programmes.  Applications opened in mid-September, the early-bird deadline was mid-October, and this year’s final deadline is November 14, 2018, at 5:00pm EST.  Visit the MusiCounts website ASAP to apply for the grant!

MusiCounts also supports community programs!

Community music programmes across Canada can also apply for MusiCounts TD Community Music Program grants from $10,000 to $25,000.  Keep an eye on the website to find out when applications open, around March.


Music Canada Cares, The Three R’s Music Program

This is a new program, looking to rescue, restore and reunite used instruments with students in public schools across Ontario and to provide grants of up to $2500 for instrument repairs.  The program is focussed on providing equitable access to quality music education:

Administered by Music Canada’s new national affiliated non-profit, Music Canada Cares, The Three Rs Music Program aims to provide equitable access to quality music education by increasing the inventory of musical instruments in Ontario’s publicly funded schools, increasing public engagement in support of music education, and connecting students’ learning experience to various aspects of Canada’s dynamic music industry

The deadline for this program is November 18th, 2018.  For more information and to apply, visit this page.

If you have an instrument to donate to a school that needs one, you can contribute to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Instrument Drive.

Good luck!

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