All eligible applications will be considered against the same set of criteria. Our decision-making will be in two distinct stages.

The first stage is an assessment of the application itself on its own merits and its ability to meet the following four criteria:

1. proposed music education hub delivery
2. value for money
3. leadership, governance and management
4. track record in high quality music education delivery

The second stage will look across the applications received to ensure a balance of high quality education music provision is achieved across the country. The second stage will also make recommendations where there is more than one application to lead hub activity in a local authority area.   

You can find out more about the two-stage decision process from the music education hubs prospectus, available to download in PDF format or Word format.