The Mayor of London's Fund for Young Musicians


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    Support Us

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    Support a child now and support our young musicians of the future

    We are grateful for donations of any size.  See below for how to donate online.

    THE COSTS:

    Every £1,000 we raise will fund a Music Scholar for one year

    Every £4,000 we raise will fund a Music Scholar for the full four-year programme

    Every £25,000 we raise will fund a one-year Music Partnership

    OUR AMBITION:

    i) To award a minimum of 100 four-year scholarships per year at a total cost of £400,000

    ii) To fund a minimum of 6 Music Partnerships every year at an annual cost of approximately £120,000

    HOW TO SUPPORT:

    If you would like to contribute to our Scholarships and Partnerships Programmes you can do so by the following methods:

    • Credit or debit card – please call 020 7983 4258
    • Via the My Donate button at the bottom of this page.  BT’s on-line giving service  My Donate charges 1.3% commission and will automatically process Gift Aid.  If you are a UK taxpayer please tick the box and you will immediately increase your donation to MFYM by 25%.

    If you would like to become a Scholarship Sponsor, a Partnership Sponsor or member of the Mayor’s Circle please click on the links below:


    Scholarship Sponsor £1,000 – £4,000

    There are currently 230 children from all 32 London boroughs in receipt of a scholarship. Numbers are entirely driven by the amount of sponsorship we receive.

    The annual cost of a Scholarship is £1,000. To ensure the Scholar’s tuition is secure, sponsors are encouraged to commit for the full four years. Payments can be spread over four years.

    We are keen to encourage you to develop a tangible involvement with, and commitment to the musical development of the scholar/s you sponsor (a sort of ‘musical guardian’) and therefore you are provided with the following:

    • scholar’s name, age, school and borough of residence
    • instrument being learned
    • group photograph
    • invitation to awards celebration
    • invitation to end-of-year concert and other appropriate performances
    • invitation to Mayor’s specific music events
    • annual progress report
    • termly newsletter
    • individual and corporate sponsors are listed on this  website.  Major corporate sponsors can also submit their logo

    To become a Scholarship Sponsor please download our Sponsor a Scholar form.


    Partnership Sponsor £25,000

    Since 2011 we have funded 13 Partnerships bringing together 24 Music Services and 19 arts organisations, who between them are working with thousands of 7-18 year old aspiring musicians.  In 2014 we would like to fund a similar number of projects so that thousands more young people have the opportunity to advance their musical talent.

    Partnership Sponsors receive the following benefits:

    • group photograph
    • invitation to awards celebration
    • invitations to regular partnership performances
    • invitation to Mayor’s specific music events
    • end-of-grant report
    • termly newsletter
    • individual and corporate sponsors are listed on this website.  Major corporate sponsors can also submit their logo

    If you are interested in finding out more about which boroughs and professionals are working together and how you can get involved please call our Head of Corporate Fundraising Claire Hodd on 020 7983 5732 or email claire@mfym.org.uk

    GLA Support

    The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture are committed to supporting musical opportunities for children and young people across the capital. As well as the Mayor being our Founder Patron, the GLA is working in partnership with the charity providing a range of in-kind support to the value of approximately £100,000pa.

    Download our 2011-12 Accounts here.