Sheila Ann Day Fund

The Sheila Ann Day Fund aims to promote music education and appreciation, and the use of music to overcome local issues such as isolation and loneliness. Grants are available for music-based projects and will be prioritised for those working within deprived communities, supporting vulnerable people, and reducing inequalities.
Funding can support:
  • Group-based music education (outside of school and the curriculum).
  • Project costs or costs relating to the ongoing development needs of your group (i.e. core costs).
  • Small portable capital items such as musical instruments, music stands, microphones, speakers, etc.
  • Costs associated with putting on a one-off concert, show or performance (in Norfolk).
  • Travel costs for those facing rural isolation or mobility difficulties to attend rehearsals or events.
  • Taking a group to see a musical performance (in Norfolk).
  • Musical theatre groups and performances.
Funding cannot support:       
  • Projects where music is not the main activity.
  • Capital building projects, such as maintenance to properties.
  • Groups who are not based in, and delivering in Norfolk.
  • Peripatetic music lessons.


Applicants should check that they meet Norfolk Community Foundation’s general eligibility criteria before starting an application. If you are still unsure about your eligibility please speak to us.

Call for Applications


Maximum Grant



24 August 2023 – 12:00pm

Who can apply?

Charity, Faith organisation, Parish/Town Council, Social Enterprise/CIC, and Voluntary/Community Group

Eligible Area

Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich, and South Norfolk

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