Our School Music Funding Programs
MusiCounts supports all approaches to music education through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program and the MusiCounts Slaight Family Foundation Innovation Fund.
These programs grant up to $20,000 for the purchase of instruments, equipment, and resources to make music education accessible, sustainable, and inclusive for all youth in Canada.
In 2024, MusiCounts will disburse $300,000-$400,000 through the MusiCounts Slaight Family Foundation Innovation Fund and $400,000 to $600,000 through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.
MusiCounts Band Aid Program
Apply for up to $20,000 for instruments, equipment, and resources for traditional forms of music education. Whether you’re sustaining an existing program or building something new, this program is for educators delivering band or orchestra programs, Orff ensembles, guitar & ukulele groups, and more.
MusiCounts Slaight Family Foundation Innovation Fund
Apply for up to $20,000 for instruments, equipment, resources, and clinician fees to support technology-forward, contemporary, or culturally-specific music programs in schools. Whether it be Indigenous drumming, hip hop, rock band or music production, this new MusiCounts funding stream aims to empower innovation in music education in Canada.
How to Apply
Let MusiCounts take the guesswork out of applying for funds. The first step in applying for any of our School Music Funding Programs is to complete the Intake Form. Within two business days of submitting your Intake Form, you’ll be prompted to complete an application form for the MusiCounts Band Aid Program or the MusiCounts Slaight Family Foundation Innovation Fund.
Unsure how to complete the Intake Form? Unsure whether you’re eligible to receive support from MusiCounts? Please schedule an appointment with the Programs team here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, before you submit your Intake Form.