Who we are

We support talented young instrumentalists from low-income families throughout the UK, helping them to overcome financial and social barriers in their musical journeys.

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How we help

Offering individual support to young people, our programmes sustain young people’s musical progress and help teachers identify and nurture talent wherever they find it.

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How you can help

AYM is a charity. Donations of time, effort and financial contributions from funders, donors and supporters are what keep us going.

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2020 Awards programme


Musical talent is everywhere but opportunity isn't. Family finances and other obstacles too often get in the way. We're here to change this!  We're offering up to £100,000 in means-tested grants to help young musicians develop their musical potential.

Applications for individual grants of up to £2,000 can be made until Monday 27 April 2020.

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