Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance

How you can help

AYM exists as a charity thanks to our generous funders, donors and supporters, who have enabled us to help over 3,000 young people so far.

Ambition 1000


Three years ago we launched our Ambition 1000 campaign, highlighting our ambition to support 1,000 young people across our Awards and Furthering Talent programmes by our 20th anniversary in 2018.

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You donation will be doubled!

Awards for Young Musicians is one of 130 organisations to receive support through Arts Council England’s Catalyst Evolve programme. This means that throughout 2017-18 all new donations made by individuals to AYM will be doubled.* So there has been no better time to join our host of Cherubs, Angels and Guardian Angels and support talented young musicians in need of financial help. Thank you for Giving Talent a Chance! Donate now or get in touch.

*up to our maximum match funding grant.

Other ways you can help

Have you thought about:

…establishing a Named Award?

“I am 92 years old and my love of classical music was given to me by my late husband.   We often listened to recording when we lived for a few years in Malaysia when we were first married and my enjoyment of music grew from then onwards.   I am not an expert at all, but I love hearing music.  When I heard about Awards for Young Musicians and the opportunities it gives to so many talented musicians, I realised that I would love to be able to help and support  young people who are dedicated to this wonderful art form”, Viola Bent, AYM Guardian Angel

…taking part in a Challenge?
One of our Award winner’s parents,  Maria Antal ran a half marathon to raise funds – she says “My daughter, Karolina has been supported by AYM extremely generously this year and the difference it has made to her musical development has been noticed by many.  So I would like to ask you to donate as generously as you can: you will be investing in the future of very talented children.

volunteering for AYM?
We rely on the invaluable expertise from a range of individual volunteers up and down the country. One of our parents is making a film about our annual Awards day. Another international video producer edited our current film. A City banker gave us lots of pro-bono advice on social media and another communications specialist guided us on messaging and branding. Click here to see the current roles in which you could help.

…promoting our work
Help us reach many more supporters and spread the word. Please Follow us on Twitter @AwardsAYM and follow our Facebook page.