Trusted relationships

AYM is here thanks to the generosity of our funders and donors.  Your contributions have allowed us to help 3,000 young people so far but we're far from finished.

We know from our work that the UK is bursting with musical talent and yet we’ve only been able to support a small fraction of this incredible potential. Simply put, we’re not able to reach enough of those young people and to help make a real difference in their lives. This fact alone makes us even more determined to pursue our cause: that no young person with serious musical potential and a strong commitment to learn and grow should ever go unsupported.

What our funders say:

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:

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Settlement

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

Arts Council England

Cecil King Memorial Foundation

CMF Charitable Trust

Community Foundation for Surrey

D And H Charitable Trust

Derek Hill Foundation

Dounie Trust

Dunard Fund

Elias Fawcett Trust

Four Acre Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

Golsoncott Foundation

Grocers' Charity

Gwendoline and Margaret Davies Charity

Hargreaves and Ball Trust

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation

John Paul Getty Junior Charitable Trust

Leathersellers Charity

Mervyn Herbert Trust

Misses Barrie Charitable Trust

N Smith Charitable Settlement

Oakdale Trust

Patricia Routledge Charitable Trust

E. Chadwick Charitable Trust

Rainford Trust

Roger and Ingrid Pilkington Trust

Sir George Martin Trust

St James Place Foundation

Sutasoma Trust

The 29th May 1961 Charity

The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation

The Andor Charitable Trust

The Ashford Trust

The Aspinwall Educational Trust

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

The Barbour Foundation

The Backstage Trust

The Binks Trust

The Britford Bridge Trust

The Castansa Trust

The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

The Chalk Cliff Trust

The Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust

The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The Emerald Foundation

The Emerton-Christie Charity

The Eric and Margaret Kinder Charitable Trust

The Fagus Anstruther Memorial Trust

The Fidelio Charitable Trust

The Goldsmiths' Company Charity

The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust

The Ida Carroll Trust

The John Lewis Partnership

The John Runge Charity

The Kirby Laing Foundation

The Kitty and Daniel Nabarro Charitable Trust

The Kobler Trust

The MacRobert Trust

The Margaret and David Walker Trust

The Music Sales Charitable Trust

The Percy Hedley 1990 Charitable Trust

The Radcliffe Trust

The Samuel Gardner Charitable Trust

The Scarfe Charitable Trust

The Slater Foundation Limited

The South Square Trust

The Thistle Trust

The Tulip Charitable Trust

The Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust

Warner Priory Charitable Trust

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Get in touch

Our Development Manager, Sanpreet Janjua, would be delighted to speak with you.

Sanpreet Janjua

E: [email protected]
T: 07821 44958.

Sanpreet Janjua

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