Daniel Kingsbury Music for Youth Endowment Grant (DKMYF) now accepting applications

Want to play music but lack the funds to take the next step? If you are aged between 13-19, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society and Coast Cultural Alliance are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for this year’s Daniel Kingsbury Music for Youth (DKMYF) Endowment Grant.

Applicants may request funding assistance for opportunities such as music lessons, musical instruments, software, and/or electronic production, e.g. studio time or studio mentoring.

Know that Covid doesn’t eliminate the possibilities for you to expand your musical interests. In this unusual time, there are unique virtual opportunities, and the DKMFY Committee is open to youth taking advantage of music initiatives online. With the increase in the endowment returns, they will be able to offer several grants up to and including $500 this year. The grant is open to Sunshine Coast youth ages 13 - 19 looking for financial assistance. Those who applied in the past may apply again.

There is an application form that may be completed by the youth themselves OR one to be completed by a nominator who would like to recommend a youth and represent them through the process, with the consent of the youth.

Download application to be filled in by YOUTH here.

Download application to be filled in by NOMINATOR here.

Deadline is 4pm Friday, February 19, 2021. 

The financial and emotional boost this award has made to the recipients in the past has been significant and we are excited to be able to offer this opportunity again! This Endowment Fund is held by Sunshine Coast Foundation and is the result of the collaboration of the Coast Cultural Alliance, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society, the late Daniel Kingsbury and the members of the ‘Waking Life’ 2005 student music project.

Generous donations in Daniel's memory have grown the holdings in the endowment to more than $45,000. Anyone wishing to donate to the endowment can contact the Foundation at 604-741-7360 or admin@sccfoundation.com.

More information about this awesome grant can be found on Coast Cultural Alliance website.