What: The MusiCounts TD Community Music Program provides musical instruments and equipment to community centres, after-school programs and other community non-profit organizations who need instruments to ensure their music program’s sustained growth.
MusiCounts TD Community Music Program is offered in allotments ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 to deserving programs in underserved communities.
Who Can Apply: The MusiCounts TD Community Music Program is open to non-profit organizations that operate outside of Provincial Departments of Education. Non-profit and/or registered charitable organizations with pre-existing or new music programs are eligible for consideration. The community music program must be youth-oriented.
When: Applications open mid March 2018 and close at 5pm EST on May 9, 2018.
How: Please review all information and criteria below, then apply by clicking the button below
Information On This Page
- Application Process & Timelines
- Materials & Information You Need To Apply
- Sample Application & Checklist
- Eligibility Criteria
- Evaluation Criteria
- Frequently Asked Questions
Instrument Quotes Due
Photos & Video to MusiCounts
Materials & Information You Need To Apply
1. Basic information on the community music program
2. Inventory of current musical instruments and equipment
3. Musical instrument and equipment wishlist
- Must include cost quotes (excluding tax)
- Please include your entire wishlist even if it is above $25,000 to give MusiCounts a realistic view of everything the program needs
4. Information on the participant community
- Including cultural and demographic info that helps show the need level of the organization and community
5. Your program's story
- What makes your program unique?
- You will be asked to tell us about any individual stories that make this program stand out, or any additional information (First Nation participants, special needs, other awards, etc.)
6. Supporting Documents
- You should only include these as supplemental information to your application - the key details should be in your application form. Supporting documents may include letters from community members, program participants, parents, or program staff.
7. Within the application you are asked to give details on your program including:
- A brief background of the organization and a history of programs
- A detailed description of the program that seeks funding, including objectives
- A description of the need of the program, including the population and the geographical area served, and identification of any gaps in existing services or programs.
- Long-term impact the supply of instruments will have on the program
- A calendar timetable for the execution of your music program
- A description of how you will measure the success of the program
- Provide communications/ PR plan on how you intend to publicize the program and the success in your community
8. Financial Information:
- Budget for the program
- The other funding sources which support this program (top 5)
- Last available audited financial statement (if applicable)
9. A list of your organization's board members
10. Acknowledgement that you will supply photos and/or video for MusiCounts of participants and instruments
Please use this sample application for reference only. MusiCounts will only accept online applications.
The MusiCounts TD Community Music Program is open to non-profit organizations that operate outside of Provincial Departments of Education. Non-profit and/or registered charitable organizations with pre-existing or new music programs are eligible for consideration. The community music program should be comprised of children and youth participants.
Please view the FAQs for a complete list of organizations who would be ineligible to receive instruments via the MusiCounts TD Community Music Program
If you are a school curriculum-based music program, please consider applying for the MusiCounts Band Aid Program as you will not be eligible for the MusiCounts TD Community Music Program.
MusiCounts TD Community Music Program Impact Numbers
There are many factors considered when evaluating MusiCounts TD Community Music Program applications. Each program is unique, but below are the main criteria used to evaluate applications:
- Economic need of the non-profit organization
- Number of youth impacted by the program
- Framework and dedication of staff and community to ensure long-term success of the program
- Inventory and condition of current instruments
- Overall impact instruments and equipment would have on the program and community