IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF LUTONAID FUNDRAISING

“It   was   a   cold,   dark   night   in   the   courtyard   at   the   rear   of   the   George   2nd   public   house,   sometime toward   the   end   of   2010…”   not   the   start   of   a   poor,   self-published,   thriller   but   the   start   of   the creation of LutonAid Music Academy (LAMA) after another successful LutonAid. The   plan   was   to   build   something   onto   the   foundations   of   LutonAid,   the   well-loved   annual   music festival    that    had    been    raising    money    for    the    Keech    Hospice    each    year,    to    support    local independent    music    making    as    well.    To    support    local    musicians    and    to    support    and    help improve the local music scene. It   seemed   to   us   that   that   the   next   logical   step   for   LutonAid   was   to   work   to   support   musicians   of all   ages   to   make   the   kind   of   music   they   want   to.   We   wanted   to   build   a   project   that   will   be   there to   support,   encourage   and   develop   the   future   generations   of   independent   music   locally   for years   to   come.   There   were   initial   thoughts   of   music   schools   and   teaching   kids,   and   that’s   where the Music Academy idea stemmed from.
LutonAid    is    an    annual    live    music    festival    that    showcases    bands    from    Luton    and    the surrounding   area   and   raises   funds   for   charity.   Started   in   2005,   LutonAid   has   gone   from strength   to   strength,   building   from   a   single   stage,   single   day   event   to   a   two   day   festival incorporating   live   music,   stall   holders,   children's   activities   and   food.   In   2011,   a   committee   was established   with   the   aim   of   expanding   on   what   was   just   a   single   event   each   year.   LutonAid Music Academy (LAMA) launched and LutonAid achieved charity status in 2012. LutonAid   took   a   break   in   2016,   after   raising   nearly   20k   for   Keech,   allowing   the   committee   to assess   its   future   and   decide   how   to   make   it   sustainable.   As   a   result,   LutonAid   is   now   the   main fundraiser    for    LutonAid    Music    Academy,    which    provides    small    grants    to    individuals    and groups   who   make   music   or   support   others   to   make   music,   in   Luton   and   the   surrounding area.
Dave   has   not   only   played   every   LutonAid   event,   but   so   have   his   drums   as   they   are   firmly   entrenched   in   LutonAid’s   history   as   one   of   the house   kits.   Apart   from   the   first   event   in   2005,   Dave   has   volunteered   at   every   LutonAid   event   as   stage   manager,   and   from   LutonAid   3   has been   the   man   behind   the   website   design,   which   is   completely   reinvented   each   year   to   keep   things   fresh.   When   LAMA   became   a   charity,   he then   created   the   LAMA   website   as   well.   He   also   advises   the   committee   on   all   things   IT   and   web-related.   Working   with   Paul   Curry,   Dave   was also half of PDM Music and is now part of Luton Live/s Promotions, the merged promotion team of PDM and Castle Live.
LutonAid   Music   Academy   (LAMA)   is   a   Luton-based   Charity   (registered   charity   number   1147211) that   was   set   up   in   2010   to   support,   encourage   and   develop   original   music   in   Luton   and   the wider   local   area.   LAMA   want   to   support   local   musicians   to   develop   right   from   the   time   they start   to   learn   an   instrument,   through   to   becoming   professional,   and   beyond   if   needed.   Our   aim is   to   make   sure   the   next   generation   are   filling   the   gaps   left   by   those   musicians   who   are   not gigging anymore, whether that’s because they’ve moved on or retired. We   provide   small   grants   to   individuals   and   groups   who   make   music   or   support   others   to   make music.   This   meets   our   overall   aim   to   support,   encourage   and   develop   original   music   in   Luton and the wider local area. Through this grant funding provision, LAMAs core objectives are to:
Mariana,   better   known   as   Maz,   started   LutonAid   in   2005,   following   years   of   promoting   gigs   and   events   in   Luton   on   and   off   since   1992.   This ranged      from   the   very   first   event,   A   Halloween   Party   in   the   George   II   in   October   92,   through   to   the   Fedora   and   Firkin,   Thursday   nights   at Saddlers,   The   Castle   and   later   back   at   the   George   II.   She   also   runs   and   DJs   at   Swerve,   an   indie,   rock   and   grunge   night   at   Edge   Nightclub   and DJs   on   and   off   at   various   other   locations.   Music   is   one   of   Maz’s   greatest   passions   and   she   always   has   an   iPod   on   her   somewhere   and   rarely leaves the house without it.
Paul   moved   to   Luton   in   2002   and   started   to   worm   his   way   in   to   the   local   music   scene.   Firstly   bringing   the   band   he   was   in   to   play   gigs   in   Luton and   from   2005   promoting   gigs   under   the   PDM   banner   with   Dave   Cowler.   Starting   with   gigs   at   The   Exchange,   they   moved   to   the   Hat   Factory and   then   Harveys.   The   priority   was   always   Luton   bands   and   new   bands   taking   their   first   steps   into   gigging.   In   2016   the   PDM   team   joined   up with   the   Castle   Live   team   to   form   Luton   Live/s   Promotions,   so   Paul   is   still   involved   in   putting   on   gigs   at   Harveys   and   The   Castle.   Paul   has   been involved   with   LutonAid   from   the   start,   as   well   as   becoming   one   of   the   organisers.   He   has   played   every   LutonAid,   stage   managed,   ran   a   PA and been one of the photographers. Paul also oversaw the registering of the organisation as a Charity.
Anna   is   the   newest   member   of   the   team   and   brings   with   her   a   wealth   of   accounting   experience   which   is   put   to   good   use   in   her   role   as   LAMA Treasurer.   Like   all   committee   members,   Anna   has   been   involved   with   LutonAid   since   the   beginning,   first   as   a   customer   and   now   as   a committee   member.   She   is   heavily   into   live   music   and   can   often   be   found   at   gigs   in   venues   in   and   around   the   Luton   area   supporting   the local unsigned music scene. An avid dog lover, she is pictured here with Pippa.
Anna   has   a   long   association   with   LutonAid,   firstly   as   a   customer   and   later   as   a   volunteer.   She   is   now   responsible   for   the   volunteers   for   LAMA events   including   LutonAid   and   carries   out   their   training   before   each   event,   ensuring   that   everything   runs   as   smoothly   as   possible.   Many bands   playing   at   LutonAid   have   remarked   on   how   well   the   events   are   organised   on   the   day   and   that   is   largely   down   to   Anna’s   people management skills. Aside from volunteers, Anna also looks after LAMA Membership.
Dave Cowler (Executive Member) Webmaster
Anna O’Neill (Executive Member) Volunteers and Membership
Anna Hilton Treasurer
Paul Curry Secretary
Mariana Brown Chair
LAMA   was   registered   as   a   charity   in   2012   after   an   incredible   amount   of   support   and   a   massive   push   to   achieve   that   status   at   LutonAid   7   in   2011   and   beyond.   Being   registered   as such gave us the chance to work differently to meet the objectives set out as part of that registration process. After   ten   years,   in   2016   LutonAid   took   a   well-deserved   break.   The   team   behind   it   wanted   to   use   that   time   to   take   a   look   at   LAMA   and   how   the   charity   status   could   help   us   meet those original objectives that we set 5 years ago. We   hit   just   about   every   management   committee   cliché   as   part   of   the   process.   There   was   blue   sky   thinking,   envelope   pushing   and   more   flipchart   paper,   pens   and   Blu   Tack   than anyone   needs   to   see.   But   what   we   ended   up   with   was   a   clear   view   that   LAMA   has   to   use   its   charity   status   to   become   an   enabling   organisation   and   that   means   changing   the   way we work from what has been seen to date. We   want   to   support   local   musicians   to   develop   right   from   the   time   they   start   to   learn   an   instrument,   through   to   becoming   professional,   and   beyond   if   needed.   We   want   to   make sure the next generation are filling the gaps left by those musicians who are not gigging anymore, whether that’s because they’ve moved on or retired. We   believe   that   we   can   best   do   that   by   providing   grants   to   individuals   and   groups   who   make   music   or   support   others   to   make   music.   And   we   believe   that   by   providing   those grants, we will meet our aim to support, encourage and develop original music in Luton and the wider local area. To   do   this   we   need   to   raise   money   and   our   main   fundraising   source   is   LutonAid.   For   this   reason,   and   after   supporting   Keech   Hospice   Care   for   a   massive   ten   years   -   during   which time   we,   and   you,   raised   nearly   twenty   thousand   pounds   -   we   have   decided   that   LutonAid   will   now   raise   funds   for   LAMA.   We   have   also   decided   that   where   possible,   other   fund raising initiatives will be introduced. By   doing   this,   we   can   ensure   other   music   projects   can   happen,   that   musicians   and   bands   can   perform   and   feel   supported   in   doing   so.   We   want   to   create   something   that continues well beyond the vision of a group of people who thought, “What else can we do with this?” and something that is sustainable. This is the future of LutonAid and LAMA. We have developed a process for applying for grants and we'll launch that, with more information, in the coming months. Again, we thank you for you continued support and look forward to seeing you at LutonAid 2018.
Allow musicians to create their own music, no matter what level of experience they have of making original music. Allow   access   to   the   relevant   information   and   training   to   support   bands   and   artists,   such   as   how   to   choose   where   to   record,   promoting   the   music   they   create,   taking advantage of the opportunities of social media, working with Promoters and venues and promoting their own shows and events. Bridge the gap between learning an instrument and forming a band or performing own material Secure   funding   to   work   with   teachers   to,   for   example,   run   Saturday   Morning   Rock   Schools   and   to   take   the   history   and   influence   of   modern   music   into   schools   as   an addition to the curriculum. The funds for these grants are raised through LAMAs key event, LutonAid, and through smaller events and sourcing funding for particular projects. Mariana Brown, Chair of LAMA and Founder of LutonAid, said: “LutonAid   has   been   running   successfully   for   thirteen   years   now.   We’ve   celebrated   a   tenth   birthday,   raised   nearly   twenty   thousand   pounds   for   Keech   and   we’ve   given   local   bands and   artists   the   chance   to   perform   at   a   respected   local   festival   and   raise   money   for   charity   since   2005.   Now,   it’s   time   to   give   that   support   back   to   those   who’ve   helped   raise   so much,   by   providing   small   grants   that   bands   and   music   making   groups   can   access   to   allow   them   to   develop.   After   taking   a   year   out,   it   seems   to   us   that   this   is   the   next   logical   step. We   want   to   work   to   support   musicians   of   all   ages   to   make   the   kind   of   music   they   want   to.   We   want   to   build   a   project   that   will   be   there   to   support,   encourage   and   develop   the future   generations   of   independent   music   locally   for   years   to   come.   We   want   to   create   something   that   continues   well   beyond   the   vision   of   a   group   of   people   who   thought,   “What else can we do with this?”. We want something that is sustainable and will last. This is the future of LutonAid and LAMA.”
LutonAid   may   seem   a   rather   unimaginative   title,   but   it   sums   up   the   event.   LutonAid   is   local   bands   and   people   kindly   giving   their   time   and   talent   to   bring   people   together   and raise funds for the future of music and music making in Luton and the surrounding areas. The reason LutonAid has been so successful, and continues to take place each year, is thanks to the small army of volunteers and the bands and artists who give up their time. LutonAid is a fantastic day out for live music lovers. But don’t take our word for it. Come and see for yourself. The founder of LutonAid is Mariana Brown.
LutonAid   Music   Academy   is   a   small   Luton   based   charity   (registered   charity   no.   1147211)   set up to support, encourage and develop original music in Luton and the wider local area. One   way   that   we   do   this   is   to   make   available   small   grants   for   local   music   makers   and   music organisations to start or continue projects that fit into our aims. We   have   a   quick   and   easy   application   form   to   give   you   the   chance   to   tell   us   what   you   want   to do   and   how   it   will   help   us   meet   our   aims.   It's   your   chance   to   convince   us   that   we   should   be interested in your project and help with the cost of it. Please   give   us   as   much   information   as   you   can   as   that   will   help   us   understand   what   you're planning to do and make it easier for us to decide on your application. If   we   are   interested   in   funding   your   project   we'll   get   in   touch   with   you   and   arrange   to   meet you   to   talk   more   and   agree   with   you   what   we'll   fund   and   when   we'll   make   the   funding available. That'll be the basis of the contract that we make with you.
To get in touch with us, please email us at lama@lutonaidmusicacademy.org
© 2018 LutonAid Music Academy - Registered Charity No. 1147211
If   we   need   more   information   to   help   us   to   decide   on   your   project   we   will   ask   you   for   it   before   we   make   the   decision.   If   we   decide   that   we're   not   able   to   fund   your   project   we'll   let you   know   why.   Any   personal   data   that   you   give   us   (the   LutonAid   Management   Committee)   as   part   of   your   application   will   only   be   used   by   us   to   administer   and   manage   your application.   If   your   application   is   unsuccessful   we   will   delete   your   data   after   six   months.   We   will   not   share   your   data   with   any   other   organisation   or   individual   without   your agreement. To apply, click here  to download the form.

IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF LUTONAID

FUNDRAISING

“It   was   a   cold,   dark   night   in   the   courtyard   at   the   rear   of   the   George 2nd   public   house,   sometime   toward   the   end   of   2010…”   not   the   start of   a   poor,   self-published,   thriller   but   the   start   of   the   creation   of LutonAid Music Academy (LAMA) after another successful LutonAid. The   plan   was   to   build   something   onto   the   foundations   of   LutonAid, the   well-loved   annual   music   festival   that   had   been   raising   money   for the   Keech   Hospice   each   year,   to   support   local   independent   music making   as   well.   To   support   local   musicians   and   to   support   and   help improve the local music scene. It   seemed   to   us   that   that   the   next   logical   step   for   LutonAid   was   to work   to   support   musicians   of   all   ages   to   make   the   kind   of   music   they want   to.   We   wanted   to   build   a   project   that   will   be   there   to   support, encourage    and    develop    the    future    generations    of    independent music   locally   for   years   to   come.   There   were   initial   thoughts   of   music schools   and   teaching   kids,   and   that’s   where   the   Music   Academy   idea stemmed from.
LutonAid   is   an   annual   live   music   festival   that   showcases   bands   from Luton   and   the   surrounding   area   and   raises   funds   for   charity.   Started in   2005,   LutonAid   has   gone   from   strength   to   strength,   building   from a   single   stage,   single   day   event   to   a   two   day   festival   incorporating live   music,   stall   holders,   children's   activities   and   food.   In   2011,   a committee   was   established   with   the   aim   of   expanding   on   what   was just    a    single    event    each    year.    LutonAid    Music    Academy    (LAMA) launched and LutonAid achieved charity status in 2012. LutonAid   took   a   break   in   2016,   after   raising   nearly   20k   for   Keech, allowing   the   committee   to   assess   its   future   and   decide   how   to   make it   sustainable.   As   a   result,   LutonAid   is   now   the   main   fundraiser   for LutonAid   Music   Academy,   which   provides   small   grants   to   individuals and   groups   who   make   music   or   support   others   to   make   music,   in Luton and the surrounding area.
Dave   has   not   only   played   every   LutonAid   event,   but   so   have his   drums   as   they   are   firmly   entrenched   in   LutonAid’s   history as   one   of   the   house   kits.   Apart   from   the   first   event   in   2005, Dave    has    volunteered    at    every    LutonAid    event    as    stage manager,   and   from   LutonAid   3   has   been   the   man   behind   the website   design,   which   is   completely   reinvented   each   year   to keep    things    fresh.    When    LAMA    became    a    charity,    he    then created    the    LAMA    website    as    well.    He    also    advises    the committee   on   all   things   IT   and   web-related.   Working   with   Paul Curry,   Dave   was   also   half   of   PDM   Music   and   is   now   part   of Luton   Live/s   Promotions,   the   merged   promotion   team   of   PDM and Castle Live.
LutonAid   Music   Academy   (LAMA)   is   a   Luton-based   Charity   (registered charity    number    1147211)    that    was    set    up    in    2010    to    support, encourage   and   develop   original   music   in   Luton   and   the   wider   local area.   LAMA   want   to   support   local   musicians   to   develop   right   from the   time   they   start   to   learn   an   instrument,   through   to   becoming professional,   and   beyond   if   needed.   Our   aim   is   to   make   sure   the next   generation   are   filling   the   gaps   left   by   those   musicians   who   are not   gigging   anymore,   whether   that’s   because   they’ve   moved   on   or retired. We   provide   small   grants   to   individuals   and   groups   who   make   music or   support   others   to   make   music.   This   meets   our   overall   aim   to support,   encourage   and   develop   original   music   in   Luton   and   the wider local area. Through this grant funding provision, LAMAs core objectives are to:
Mariana,    better    known    as    Maz,    started    LutonAid    in    2005, following   years   of   promoting   gigs   and   events   in   Luton   on   and   off since   1992.   This   ranged      from   the   very   first   event,   A   Halloween Party   in   the   George   II   in   October   92,   through   to   the   Fedora   and Firkin,   Thursday   nights   at   Saddlers,   The   Castle   and   later   back   at the   George   II.   She   also   runs   and   DJs   at   Swerve,   an   indie,   rock and    grunge    night    at    Edge    Nightclub    and    DJs    on    and    off    at various   other   locations.   Music   is   one   of   Maz’s   greatest   passions and   she   always   has   an   iPod   on   her   somewhere   and   rarely   leaves the house without it.
Paul   moved   to   Luton   in   2002   and   started   to   worm   his   way   in   to the   local   music   scene.   Firstly   bringing   the   band   he   was   in   to   play gigs   in   Luton   and   from   2005   promoting   gigs   under   the   PDM banner   with   Dave   Cowler.   Starting   with   gigs   at   The   Exchange, they   moved   to   the   Hat   Factory   and   then   Harveys.   The   priority was   always   Luton   bands   and   new   bands   taking   their   first   steps into   gigging.   In   2016   the   PDM   team   joined   up   with   the   Castle Live    team    to    form    Luton    Live/s    Promotions,    so    Paul    is    still involved   in   putting   on   gigs   at   Harveys   and   The   Castle.   Paul   has been   involved   with   LutonAid   from   the   start,   as   well   as   becoming one    of    the    organisers.    He    has    played    every    LutonAid,    stage managed,   ran   a   PA   and   been   one   of   the   photographers.   Paul also oversaw the registering of the organisation as a Charity.
Anna   is   the   newest   member   of   the   team   and   brings   with her   a   wealth   of   accounting   experience   which   is   put   to   good use    in    her    role    as    LAMA    Treasurer.    Like    all    committee members,   Anna   has   been   involved   with   LutonAid   since   the beginning,   first   as   a   customer   and   now   as   a   committee member.   She   is   heavily   into   live   music   and   can   often   be found    at    gigs    in    venues    in    and    around    the    Luton    area supporting   the   local   unsigned   music   scene.   An   avid   dog lover, she is pictured here with Pippa.
Anna   has   a   long   association   with   LutonAid,   firstly   as   a   customer and    later    as    a    volunteer.    She    is    now    responsible    for    the volunteers   for   LAMA   events   including   LutonAid   and   carries   out their   training   before   each   event,   ensuring   that   everything   runs as   smoothly   as   possible.   Many   bands   playing   at   LutonAid   have remarked   on   how   well   the   events   are   organised   on   the   day   and that   is   largely   down   to   Anna’s   people   management   skills.   Aside from volunteers, Anna also looks after LAMA Membership.
Dave Cowler (Executive Member) Webmaster
Anna O’Neill (Executive Member) Volunteers and Membership
Anna Hilton Treasurer
Paul Curry Secretary
Mariana Brown Chair
LAMA   was   registered   as   a   charity   in   2012   after   an   incredible   amount of   support   and   a   massive   push   to   achieve   that   status   at   LutonAid   7 in   2011   and   beyond.   Being   registered   as   such   gave   us   the   chance   to work    differently    to    meet    the    objectives    set    out    as    part    of    that registration process. After   ten   years,   in   2016   LutonAid   took   a   well-deserved   break.   The team   behind   it   wanted   to   use   that   time   to   take   a   look   at   LAMA   and how   the   charity   status   could   help   us   meet   those   original   objectives that we set 5 years ago. We   hit   just   about   every   management   committee   cliché   as   part   of   the process.   There   was   blue   sky   thinking,   envelope   pushing   and   more flipchart   paper,   pens   and   Blu   Tack   than   anyone   needs   to   see.   But what   we   ended   up   with   was   a   clear   view   that   LAMA   has   to   use   its charity   status   to   become   an   enabling   organisation   and   that   means changing the way we work from what has been seen to date. We   want   to   support   local   musicians   to   develop   right   from   the   time they   start   to   learn   an   instrument,   through   to   becoming   professional, and   beyond   if   needed.   We   want   to   make   sure   the   next   generation are    filling    the    gaps    left    by    those    musicians    who    are    not    gigging anymore, whether that’s because they’ve moved on or retired. We    believe    that    we    can    best    do    that    by    providing    grants    to individuals   and   groups   who   make   music   or   support   others   to   make music.   And   we   believe   that   by   providing   those   grants,   we   will   meet our   aim   to   support,   encourage   and   develop   original   music   in   Luton and the wider local area. To   do   this   we   need   to   raise   money   and   our   main   fundraising   source is   LutonAid.   For   this   reason,   and   after   supporting   Keech   Hospice Care   for   a   massive   ten   years   -   during   which   time   we,   and   you,   raised nearly   twenty   thousand   pounds   -   we   have   decided   that   LutonAid   will now    raise    funds    for    LAMA.    We    have    also    decided    that    where possible, other fund raising initiatives will be introduced. By   doing   this,   we   can   ensure   other   music   projects   can   happen,   that musicians   and   bands   can   perform   and   feel   supported   in   doing   so. We   want   to   create   something   that   continues   well   beyond   the   vision of   a   group   of   people   who   thought,   “What   else   can   we   do   with   this?” and   something   that   is   sustainable.   This   is   the   future   of   LutonAid   and LAMA. We    have    developed    a    process    for    applying    for    grants    and    we'll launch that, with more information, in the coming months. Again,   we   thank   you   for   you   continued   support   and   look   forward   to seeing you at LutonAid 2018.
Allow   musicians   to   create   their   own   music,   no   matter   what level of experience they have of making original music. Allow    access    to    the    relevant    information    and    training    to support   bands   and   artists,   such   as   how   to   choose   where   to   record, promoting     the     music     they     create,     taking     advantage     of     the opportunities   of   social   media,   working   with   Promoters   and   venues and promoting their own shows and events. Bridge   the   gap   between   learning   an   instrument   and   forming   a band or performing own material Secure    funding    to    work    with    teachers    to,    for    example,    run Saturday   Morning   Rock   Schools   and   to   take   the   history   and   influence of modern music into schools as an addition to the curriculum. The    funds    for    these    grants    are    raised    through    LAMAs    key    event, LutonAid,    and    through    smaller    events    and    sourcing    funding    for particular projects. Mariana Brown, Chair of LAMA and Founder of LutonAid, said: “LutonAid    has    been    running    successfully    for    thirteen    years    now. We’ve   celebrated   a   tenth   birthday,   raised   nearly   twenty   thousand pounds   for   Keech   and   we’ve   given   local   bands   and   artists   the   chance to   perform   at   a   respected   local   festival   and   raise   money   for   charity since   2005.   Now,   it’s   time   to   give   that   support   back   to   those   who’ve helped    raise    so    much,    by    providing    small    grants    that    bands    and music   making   groups   can   access   to   allow   them   to   develop.   After taking   a   year   out,   it   seems   to   us   that   this   is   the   next   logical   step.   We want   to   work   to   support   musicians   of   all   ages   to   make   the   kind   of music   they   want   to.   We   want   to   build   a   project   that   will   be   there   to support,     encourage     and     develop     the     future     generations     of independent   music   locally   for   years   to   come.   We   want   to   create something    that    continues    well    beyond    the    vision    of    a    group    of people   who   thought,   “What   else   can   we   do   with   this?”.   We   want something    that    is    sustainable    and    will    last.    This    is    the    future    of LutonAid and LAMA.”
LutonAid   may   seem   a   rather   unimaginative   title,   but   it   sums   up   the event.   LutonAid   is   local   bands   and   people   kindly   giving   their   time and   talent   to   bring   people   together   and   raise   funds   for   the   future   of music and music making in Luton and the surrounding areas. The   reason   LutonAid   has   been   so   successful,   and   continues   to   take place   each   year,   is   thanks   to   the   small   army   of   volunteers   and   the bands and artists who give up their time. LutonAid   is   a   fantastic   day   out   for   live   music   lovers.   But   don’t   take our word for it. Come and see for yourself. The founder of LutonAid is Mariana Brown.
LutonAid   Music   Academy   is   a   small   Luton   based   charity   (registered charity    no.    1147211)    set    up    to    support,    encourage    and    develop original music in Luton and the wider local area. One   way   that   we   do   this   is   to   make   available   small   grants   for   local music   makers   and   music   organisations   to   start   or   continue   projects that fit into our aims. We   have   a   quick   and   easy   application   form   to   give   you   the   chance   to tell   us   what   you   want   to   do   and   how   it   will   help   us   meet   our   aims.   It's your   chance   to   convince   us   that   we   should   be   interested   in   your project and help with the cost of it. Please   give   us   as   much   information   as   you   can   as   that   will   help   us understand   what   you're   planning   to   do   and   make   it   easier   for   us   to decide on your application. If   we   are   interested   in   funding   your   project   we'll   get   in   touch   with   you and   arrange   to   meet   you   to   talk   more   and   agree   with   you   what   we'll fund   and   when   we'll   make   the   funding   available.   That'll   be   the   basis of the contract that we make with you. If   we   need   more   information   to   help   us   to   decide   on   your   project   we will   ask   you   for   it   before   we   make   the   decision.   If   we   decide   that we're    not    able    to    fund    your    project    we'll    let    you    know    why.    Any personal     data     that     you     give     us     (the     LutonAid     Management Committee)   as   part   of   your   application   will   only   be   used   by   us   to administer    and    manage    your    application.    If    your    application    is unsuccessful   we   will   delete   your   data   after   six   months.   We   will   not share   your   data   with   any   other   organisation   or   individual   without your agreement. To apply, tap here  to download the form.
To get in touch with us, please email us at:  lama@lutonaidmusicacademy.org
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