nkoda 22 fund

We’re providing funding for 5 student-led music projects; empowering young musicians’ curiosity, creativity and diversity.

What is the
nkoda 22 fund?

We believe musicians are made, not born. There have been limited opportunities in the past two years for music students to launch their own projects, with resources and audiences retricted because of the pandemic. So we’ve created a £10,000 fund to support 5 student projects at a conservatoire or university.

If you are a music student you can apply for up to £2,000 for your project.

Types of projects

The fund was not se up to be proscritive. We believe that when you empower musicians they do amazing things. You can apply for funding for anything - from a new teaching scheme, community engagement or a concert series.


Who is eligible to apply?

The fund is open to all students studying music at tertiary level.

How much funding can I apply for?

Each project can apply for up to £2,000.

How do I apply?

To apply, complete the application form on this page.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for the first round of funding will be 15th April 2022.

When/where are the winners announced?

We expect to announce winners in May 2022.

Is there an application fee?

No. It’s free to apply.

Can different projects apply from the same institution?


If I am unsuccessful in the first funding round, will there be a chance for me to reapply?

Yes. Following a successful pilot.

Application form

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