Liaison Officer’s Funding Ideas #1
Hello again to all!
Having visited and been in touch with many bands in the last eight weeks, it is clear – and no surprise – that most brass groups are seeking funding.
Did you know that a brass band is a Third Sector Organisation? In other words, a voluntary or community group – and as such, bands often qualify for information, advice, or direct support from local organisations specifically funded to help us.
I thought I’d write a newsletter about a couple of key sources of local funding support- follow the link here. I hope this is useful - please get in touch and let me know how you get on!
To maintain, improve and advance the education of the public through promoting the practice and performance of Brass Band music making. To work on behalf of member bands to meet these objectives through increased participation, especially among children and young people, to help to enable and supporttheir future development and sustainability.
Brass Bands England is the leading charitable organisation in England devoted to promoting and encouraging participation in brass band music making across the country. We continue to provide membership services to all brass banding organisations although as you can see from the 2012 Membership Analysis over 96% of our members now reside in England.
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Members of Brass Bands England enjoy unlimited, FREE, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and access to our comprehensive Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct for those bands working with Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults.
All our members are entitled to join the FedSure Insurance scheme and obtain a 10% discount on property & liability insurance.
Brass Bands England invite members to apply to our two small grant schemes: The Progressive Band Awards and the Norman Jones Trust Fund and to access dedicated funding assistance from our staff with bids for Lottery Funding from Grants for the Arts.
Each year in April we host the National Youth Brass Band Championships, the premier event for Youth Brass Banding in the UK and in June we host the English National Brass Band Championships serving as the qualifying contest for English Bands to gain entry to the European Brass Band Championships.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Brass Bands meets two or three times a year and the Development Officer of Brass Bands England, Philip Watson, acts as secretariat.
The British Brass Band Registry is a service provided for the control of brass band contests. Please access our website to download registration application forms, read the rules, read guidelines to appeals and rules, and catch up the latest Registry news.
This is quite a significant move by Kapitol to effectively establish a new registry system. Given the gravity of what is happening it would appear prima facie that there is no option but to fall in line.
I don't want to enter into a debate about the rights and wrongs, but it would be nice if we could have regular reliable updates.
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