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!

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

Do you know a young person aged 5-17 with bags of musical talent who’s being held back due to lack of funding for musical costs? Whether they’re an instrumentalist, composer, producer, or working in another creative way, Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) may be able to help.

At AYM we know that musical talent is everywhere but opportunity isn’t. Family finances and other obstacles too often get in the way. To help change this we're offering means-tested grants of up to £2,000 to help individual young people achieve their musical potential. We support a wide range of musical costs including but not limited to instruments, equipment, tuition, courses, travel and music software.

Apply by Monday 27 April 2020.

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