Pathways to Music

Through this stream of our Cathedral Music Support Programme, we want to help choral foundations develop initiatives to widen participation in cathedral music, both in terms of numbers and diversity. Examples are activities which…

  • address barriers to participation for under-represented groups
  • increase the number of choristers
  • set up or develop additional choirs (e.g. a children’s choir or a youth choir)
  • establish, expand or improve school engagement programmes
  • increase opportunities for teenagers, students or early career musicians to participate (e.g. through choral and organ scholarships)

We are looking to help choral foundations design activities that can make a real, measurable and lasting difference. If you have an idea for a project that can do just that, we would like to hear from you.

A good application will…

Address a specific need to widen participation in cathedral music

Identify achievable outcomes, showing how the work will benefit participants, what success will look like and how this will be measured

Demonstrate the steps that can be taken to sustain the work beyond the duration of our support

Have a clear timeline and delivery plan

Include a detailed, itemised budget

Include a contribution from the lead organisation (the applicant) or another project partner of 10% or more of the total cost