supporting young christian performers
Are you aged 10 - 16 and have a christian social media channel? We could help you with your expenses with our small grants programme. We have an annual budget of £3,000 to help young christian develop your media channels or music skills.
Making good quality videos even from home can be expensive. With music you need a good microphone and lighting. These can cost money that not everyone can afford. Our small grants programme can help towards the cost of equipment, software and other costs.
In the past we've made contributions towards buying cameras, mics and lighting rigs. We've also helped towards the cost of Youtube video production and travel expenses. We've even made contributions towards studio hire time and the cost of distributing music. We are fairly flexible on what we can help towards. It's for you to explain how our help can boost your music skills or social media channel. As long as it's helps promote a positive christian message then we are interested in hearing from you.
It's unlikely that the first grant we can offer will be greater than £100.00. Many first grants are around £50.00. But as we get to know your channel and how you spend our grants we can increase the amount of help we can offer. The maximum help we can provide for any one project is £500.00 or 50% of the project cost, whichever is smallest.
Once we have our new centre opened we hope to offer much more practical help to those who are able to visit us.
If you have a crowdfunding page for your project please send us the details and link. We can take a look and consider a contribution towards your project. We may also be able to share it on our social channels.
I'm not in the UK can I still apply?
Yes. We no longer have a geographical restriction on our grants. As long as PayPal operates in your country and you have a verified PayPal account you can apply. It may take a little longer to consider your application as it can take longer to do our checks.
I'm a christian but want help with a normal secular music video, will you help?
No. Our grants are to help promote christian music and performing arts in a positive way to an online audience. This means we do not provide help with secular or non-christian productions.
I'm part of a band and some members are older than 16, can you help?
Yes. We can help bands who have some older members. As long as 50% of the band is aged 16 or under then you can apply.
Do I need to be part of a particular church denomination to apply?
No. We are happy to accept grant applications from any Jesus-centred christian faith group.
Do I need to go to church to apply?
No. We know that the house church movement is growing rapidly in the UK and that many young people maintain their faith in Christ but do not go to a formal church. As long as your project is christian based and your channel has an established history of publishing positive christian content then please apply.
Do I need to have a certain number of subscribers or followers to my channel?
No. One of the things we want to do is help smaller channel improve their quality and gain members. We prefer to look at smaller channels. It's the content rather than the number of subscribers that we are interested in supporting.
Do I need to acknowledge your grant in my videos?
No. We do not look to receiving acknowledgement of support.