You can make a donation in many different ways: if you are a UK taxpayer, please make sure you sign or check the Gift Aid declaration. Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, AYM can claim back the tax you’ve paid. This increases our income and enables us to expand our work.
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 Champions, Angels and Guardian Angels to help 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.
Regular giving by direct debit
Become an AYM Champion by giving a regular monthly donation
£5 per month
Help a talented young musician on their musical journey. Just £5 per month could help a young musician pay for their travel to and from an instrumental lesson
£12 per month
Equip a young musician with the tools they need to develop their potential. £12 a month could fund the hire of an instrument for a young musician beginning their musical journey
£20 per month
Support a young musician as they learn and hone their craft. £20 a month could fund a one-to-one instrumental lesson for a young musician each month
£40 per month
Give a young musician the best chance to fulfil their potential. £40 a month could fund an average Award and a year of support for a young musician on our annual Awards programme
If you would like to give regularly by standing order please complete a standing order mandate.read more
Donations can be made direct from anybody’s mobile on any network. All you have to do is text AYMA01 and the amount you want to donate: £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, or £10 to 70070.
If the donor is a UK taxpayer they’ll then be given the option to opt into Gift Aid. All text donations are free and won’t come out of any inclusive texts you have as part of your price plan – even if you’re not with Vodafone. You simply pay the cost of the donation. When you make a text donation, it’ll either be deducted from your mobile phone credit or added to your mobile phone bill – and you won’t pay any VAT on the donation either.
Remember AYM in your will
Awards for Young Musicians was established through the legacy of Robert Lewin who wanted to give his support to young musicians in the future. Read more of Robert’s story.
Giving to charity in a will is tax-free, so we get the maximum benefit and it can save inheritance tax. It simply involves adding a codicil to your will, giving the name and number of the charity and perhaps index-linking your gift up to a specified amount.read more
One of the easiest ways that you can raise funds for AYM is by doing your online shopping through Easy Fundraising. Whenever you buy anything online you could be raising a free donation for Awards for Young Musicians. There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Awards for Young Musicians to say thank you for shopping with them.
It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything.
All you have to do is:
1. Go to our Easy Fundraising webpage.
2. Sign up for free
3. Get shopping – your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Awards for Young Musicians. It couldn’t be easier!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Awards for Young Musicians will be really grateful for your donations.read more
Make AYM the beneficiary of funeral tributes
Many people ask friends and relatives to make a gift to AYM instead of sending flowers to their funeral. This is a very fitting tribute to someone for whom music has been a big part of their life.
Please get in touch with us if you’d like any more information about how to make this happen.