Awards for Young Musicians

Giving talent a chance

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018. Please help us to raise £60,000

One donation, twice the impact

Will you join us in supporting young musical talent across the UK? Please help us to raise £60,000 in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018, which will fund 120 of our average Awards.

Donations made via the Big Give website will be doubled, from when the Big Give Christmas Challenges opens at 12 noon on Tuesday 27 November until 12 noon on Tuesday 4 December 2018 (or until the match funding runs out). The sooner you can donate the higher the chances of your donation being doubled.

Here’s our Development Manager Sanpreet Janjua to explain more:

This year we’re celebrating AYM’s 20th anniversary. Since 1998, support from our donors and funders has enabled us to work with over 3,000 young people, nurturing their musical talent to help them reach their potential. Talent is everywhere but opportunity isn’t. We know that there is so much more musical potential out there, but it needs the chance to flourish.

Giving during the Big Give Christmas Challenge

Why not add a calendar reminder to your diary for 12 noon on Tuesday 27 November along with this link:

Remember: please donate as soon as possible after 12 noon on this date to have the best possible chance of your donation being doubled.

All you have to do is click on the link above to make your donation. You will need to have your credit or debit card details ready.

You can read more about our Christmas Challenge here or get in touch with Sanpreet Janjua on

Share the message

Please do help us to raise awareness of the campaign by talking about it on social media. Here is a suggested tweet that you could use.

I’m supporting @AwardsAYM in the #BigGive #ChristmasChallenge18. Please join me in helping AYM give talent a chance this Christmas. See your donation doubled between 12 pm on Tues 27 Nov and 12 pm on Tues 4 Dec. Donate at #AYMAwards #Givingtalentachance

It would be great if you could add an image to your post. Click on the to download campaign images for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Thank you.

Another way to help this Christmas

If you are planning to shop online with Amazon, please consider doing so through Amazon Smile. When buying eligible products Amazon will make a donation to Awards for Young Musicians and it will cost you nothing. Register now and help give talent a chance this Christmas.