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The Music Education Hub led by Kent Music has a range of responsibilities in line with the National Plan for Music Education which was published in November 2011 by the Department for Education. Music Education Hubs receive a grant from the Department for Education (DfE) which is administered by Arts Council England. In Kent we then determine the usage of this funding based on the assigned core roles for Music Education Hubs.
Our current funding usage is details in our Terms and Conditions document:

Read the full Funding Terms, Conditions and Guidelines 2021-22 here.
This funding is intended for use in state schools only and in order for schools to qualify for this funding, a complete submission of our annual schools survey is required.

The 2020/2021 Kent Music Schools Survey was live between the 7th June and 2nd July 2021.

A completed survey from a school gives access to funds for Music Education for the financial year. The next opportunity for schools to access funding will be through completion of the annual survey in June 2022.

For any other enquiries about funding or our annual survey please email cbaines@kent-music.com.

COVID-19 impact on funding for schools

Carrying forward unspent Music Education funding from the 2020/2021 financial year.
We are aware that, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some schools may not have been able to use funding given to them in the financial year 2020/21 and we ask that schools with unspent funds carry this forward into the 2021/2022 financial year.
Carried over funds must be used to support one-off investments that will help with the long-term development of music in your school. In particular:

  • To purchase resources such as musical instruments, music, technology, or books that will help you deliver the national curriculum and/or support ensembles and choirs.
  • To fund professional development for classroom teachers to help them deliver music in the school. This includes attendance at courses, professional development events or time out of the school to shadow teachers in other schools.

As this is one-off funding, it cannot be used for activities that do not have a way of being sustained once the funding has been used. This includes:

  • supporting the costs of instrumental and vocal lessons
  • school trips and associated merchandise.

It is important that this funding is ring-fenced in your school or multi-academy trust accounts for use in the school to which was originally allocated. The funding must be allocated for music.

Change of Bank Details?

Kent Music should be notified of any changes to bank account details so that funding can continue unhindered.

In order to let us know about any changes please complete the below form and return it via email to cbaines@kent-music.com

> Change of details form