Meet our second Alumni Trustee
I'm very much looking forward to getting stuck in as this year's Alumni Trustee, a position in which I feel very privileged to now hold having been an Award winner some 7…Read more
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 in two key ways. We:
This combination creates real impact and we’d love to tell you more.
By supporting AYM, you’ll enable us to continue to support talented children and young people from low income families so they can continue with their music making, reach their musical potential and participate in opportunities they otherwise wouldn’t have.
You can choose to support particular work such as our Awards programme or our Furthering Talent programme, support young people and children from a specific region or allow us to use you grant where it’s most needed. You’ll also receive updates and invitations to our events so you can see the impact your work is having first hand.
We are always very happy to talk to charities who have similar objectives to AYM - to support talented young musicians in financial need - to explore the potential of working together more closely and so increasing our impact. For example The Joan Scrutton Trust joined forces with AYM. Read more about how we combined our two charities here.
If this would be of interest to your charity please contact Hester Cockcroft, AYM’s Chief Executive: [email protected].
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
"Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is in place to champion access, participation and education in the arts, culture and heritage. The Foundation is delighted to have provided funding to Awards for Young Musician’s Furthering Talent programme, providing tuition, mentoring and support to enable children with emerging potential to continue their musical journey and boost their confidence. The Foundation supports AYM in their aim to reach young people from disadvantaged or challenging backgrounds."
John Lewis Partnership, Nigel Brotherton, Music Adviser to the Chairman
When AYM approached us, we immediately saw that their goals matched ours and together we created the John Lewis Partnership Awards for Innovation. Reading the regular reports AYM send us on the progress made by our award holders we can see how much their music making is being supported, and in some cases transformed, by the help we give. Through helping them to achieve their musical ambitions we are enriching their lives, as well as contributing to the variety and vibrancy of music-making in this country."
The Ashford Trust, Jenny James
"The Ashford Trust is fortunate to be able to make regular donations to various causes that would have been close to my grandparents' and uncle's hearts. I am particularly pleased that we discovered AYM as it was my idea to offer a music scholarship or something similar in the first place. The reasoning behind it is rather poignant because, although I had a very close relationship with my grandparents, I never heard my grandfather play the flute! Learning more about a side to my grandfather that I never knew prompted me to initiate a music themed donation soon after the trust was set up. It is very rewarding to know we are able to assist talented young flautists through the Ashford Award."
AYM is extremely grateful to the many funders who have given generously to us over the years. We would particularly like to thank the following for their recent invaluable support:
Arts Council England
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
Baron Davenport's Charity
Cecil King Memorial Foundation
Community Foundation for Surrey
D And H Charitable Trust
Doris Field Charitable Trust
Edith Murphy Foundation
Four Acre Trust
Garfield Weston Foundation
Golden Bottle Trust
Gwendoline and Margaret Davies Charity
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
Misses Barrie Charitable Trust
P and C Hickinbotham Charitable Trust
Patricia Routledge Charitable Trust
Peter Sowerby Foundation
R. E. Chadwick Charitable Trust
Scops Arts Trust
The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable
The Andor Charitable Trust
The Ashford Trust
The Backstage Trust
The Barbour Foundation
The Chalk Cliff Trust
The Cheryl King Trust
The Chetwode Foundation
The Childhood Trust
The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Emmanuel Kaye Foundation
The Fagus Anstruther Memorial Trust
The John Runge Charity
The John Thaw Foundation
The Kirby Laing Foundation
The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund
The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
The Margaret and David Walker Trust
The Melissa Wides Foundation
The Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Trust
The Scarfe Charitable Trust
The Sir James Knott Trust
The Sir James Reckitt Charity
The Slater Foundation Limited
The TL Trust
The Tulip Charitable Trust
The Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust
The W E Dunn Trust
The Worshopful Company of Grocers
Warner Priory Charitable Trust
Our Development Manager, Sanpreet Janjua, would be delighted to speak with you.
E: [email protected]
T: 07821 44958.
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