Hopeless Records and Sub City Announce $10,000 APMAs Grant Program

Hopeless Records has partnered with Sub City for the first-ever Sub City APMAs Grant, an initiative to inspire people to get involved in their community by teaming up bands and fans with a charity who needs their great ideas! Entrants can present a number of opportunities in order to help their community through music.

From an after-school music program for at-risk kids to organizing a benefit concert and beyond that, Sub City looking for any ideas that can help improve the world with the power of music. Philly area native and this year’s Sub City grant ambassador Dan “Soupy” Campbell had this to say about the grant: "On tour recently, we've been talking with a lot of people who feel depressed and defeated by the state of the world. Now more than ever, it feels like we need to lean on each other. The world needs the positive impact that you're capable of creating. Your passion can be education, the environment, inclusivity, ending world hunger, access to clean water, helping animals, giving kids a place to go after school. It's almost limitless."

Ideas for the Sub City APMAs grant can be submitted through the Hopeless Records website. However, submissions are only open until June 15th. If you have an idea but are unsure about the next steps to take, Sub City is offering to pair entrants with a nonprofit that needs your help. The submission will be reviewed by a combined panel of industry partners and charity organizers, with the winner being announced at the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards on July 17th.

"We are thrilled to be teaming up with Soupy from The Wonder Years and Alternative Press to award this first grant,'" says Louis Posen, president of Hopeless Records/Sub City. "This is our way to say, 'Here is money so you can take your great idea and take action to make the world a better place.' We recognize there are a lot of smart fans and bands with amazing ideas that are only missing funding to get off the ground or to get to the next level."

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