Ignite Recording Grants are now available to young local musicians in the City of Gosnells. They provide successful recipients with 16 hours free recording and production studio time in the City’s SoundLab Recording Studio!

Whether you play rock, metal, hip hop, jazz, classical, or ANY other style, you may be eligible for an Ignite Recording Grant. In a band or solo, doesn’t matter as long as you have original material! The grants are available to local musicians aged 12 – 25 who live, work or go to school in the City of Gosnells.

Successful applicants will receive a 'Beginner’s Guide to Studio Recording' to help them prepare for the sessions, and 16 hours free recording/production time, which includes mixing and mastering, staffed by our sound engineers/producers.

There are 4 grants available each year.


Apply Here*

*Before entering please ensure you have read the eligibility and terms and conditions below



Recording grants are open to:

  • Local bands or artist of any style

  • School music classes

  • Community Groups

The following conditions apply:

  • All your music must be original

  • Aged 12 – 25

  • Live, work or attend school in the City of Gosnells (at least 1 member must meet this criteria)

You can not already have a:

  • Distribution deal

  • Record deal


What you get

  • A Beginners Guide to Studio Recording (pdf or printed material)

  • 16 hours Studio time ( Recording, mixing and editing)

  • The edited data on a storage device

  • Guidance and expertise from an experienced sound engineer/producer



Applications are reviewed and assessed by the Underground Youth Centre staff based on the quality of the musicianship, originality and biography of the band/artist applying. The panel can reject a proposal if it is deemed incomplete.


Terms and Conditions:

1. Applications open on 1st July and close on 1st May the following year.
2. Applications must be complete.
3. Grant guidelines may be subject to change and will be applied to any application submitted.
4. Applications can be made once in a 12 month period.
5. Previous successful applicants can apply again if:

  • They still meet the eligibility criteria
  • The application is not within the same 12 month period as their previous recording sponsorship.

6. City of Gosnells staff and family members that meet the above criteria are eligible to apply for an Ignite Grant when the status / relationship is declared up front in the application and the staff member is not directly involved in the evaluation / assessment process.
7. The City of Gosnells reserves the right to refuse any application.


2 holmes st
Southern River
WA 6164


Youth Development Officer - The Underground Youth Centre