Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance

Ambition 1000

We’re aiming to reach 1,000 young musicians each and every year. That’s our vision.

You may ask why we’ve set ourselves such an ambitious target. The fact is that we know there’s a wealth of burgeoning talent and exceptional potential among young people across the UK who are channelling all their energies and creativity into making excellent music. We’d like to help them to excel in whatever musical journey they decide to take.

Every day we’re focusing on finding more resources and funding so that we can identify and help more, musically-talented, young people who need our support.


Help us inspire, challenge and support 1,000 young musicians every year. You can get involved too by becoming an AYM Angel

Supporting our Ambition 1000 Appeal gives you the chance to invest in a young musician’s future. You’ll be able to follow their journeys as they shape a life in music that wouldn’t happen without your support.

Please consider joining us:

Donate £1000 pounds a year: become an Angel by making an individual annual donation.

Raise £1000 pounds a year: become an Angel by leading the fundraising from family, friends and colleagues.

As one of our AYM Angels we will offer you several opportunities every year to enjoy a host of special events, including exclusive invitations to concerts featuring performances with AYM young musicians. You’ll really see the difference your contribution makes.

Your Angels’ annual donations are vital to us. With your support, we can match young musicians’ ambitious goals and help them to meet their highest aspirations.

AYM Angel: donations to the value of £1,000 per annum or more
AYM Guardian Angel: donations to the value of £5,000 per annum or more.

To find out more about becoming an Angel please contact our director, Hester Cockcroft via email or phone:


Phone + 44 (0) 117 9049906