The Society makes a small number (typically one or two) of modest grants each year (up to a few hundred pounds in total). As such, the PMMS focus their grants on activities that best meet the charitable objectives of the society, and where the application could not be met by a more wealthy and appropriate funding body (e.g. AHRC, Music and Letters Trust, Royal Musical Association, British Academy).
Who is eligible to apply?
Current members of the PMMS. You may apply at the same time as joining, but a refund on membership is not available if your application is unsuccessful. Only one member of your project team needs to be a member.
Is there anything that you are unable to fund?
We do not make general contributions to projects or organisations (e.g. a donation to the overall costs of an event or concert). We cannot contribute towards overall staff time. We do not provide expenses. We do not provide financial assistance to attend conferences or for research trips.
Is there anything that can make my application more attractive?
Please be as specific as you can with your costing. For example, if you are organising a conference, and wish to provide a fee for a key speaker, please state the fee and the name of the speaker that you wish to engage, justifying each of these.
What is the deadline for applications?
There is no formal deadline for applications, but Council meet to discuss applications usually in October of each year. In some circumstances a quicker decision can be made, and applicants will be made aware of the likely timescale for a decision on our receipt of their application. Applicants wishing their grant to be considered in the October meeting should submit their form no later than 1 September.
When will I hear the outcome of my application?
We endeavour to inform applicants of the outcome within three months, but more complex applications may take longer.