We are incredibly grateful for the support of our sponsors and funders, each of whom contributes uniquely to making our work possible. Their generosity and vision enables us to work with thousands of young people each year across our broad range of programmes.
National Education Union
The National Education Union stands up for the future of education by bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK.
Combining the expertise and experience of both the ATL and NUT sections, the National Education Union is the UK’s largest education union. They are an effective and powerful voice – championing everyone who works in education.
Crucial to the full and enriched development of children and young people is the opportunity to enjoy and make music. The National Education Union is honoured to be a major sponsor of Music for Youth.
Vivendi is an integrated content, media and communications group. It delivers services to businesses that range from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
Vivendi is engaged in promoting cultural diversity, facilitating access to knowledge, encouraging the expression of talent and participation in cultural life, and promoting a spirit of openness.
The Vivendi Create Joy Fund supports Music for Youth, and more specifically its Frequencies programme, offering fantastic opportunities for young artists to meet, practice together, exchange and learn from music industry experts. Talent is everywhere, it is up to us to reveal it…
Unity Trust Bank
Unity Trust Bank is a commercial bank with a social conscience and proud sponsor of Music for Youth.
Unity Trust Bank lends to commercial firms and organisations who want to help society.
For more than 30 years, the bank has worked with organisations and small medium sized enterprises that share its values and philosophy, offering a full range of banking services including current accounts, savings accounts, and loans from £200k up to £10m.
The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business and has campaigned on behalf of its members since the organisation was established in 1893. As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages. The benefits of membership include £10m public liability cover, £2,000 worth of equipment insurance, contract advice, partnership agreements, careers advice and legal assistance. The MU is proud to be a sponsor of Music for Youth.
Hal Leonard Europe
Hal Leonard Europe companies are part of the Hal Leonard group of companies - the world’s largest source of music publications, representing many of the world’s best-known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, arrangers and instrument manufacturers.
Hal Leonard Europe companies publish and distribute an extensive catalogue of printed and digital publications, sheet music, music education resources, instruments, gifts, accessories and pro audio in Europe and around the world.
Hal Leonard Europe's vision is for Lifelong music-making for everyone and is very proud to partner with Music for Youth.
Trinity College London
Trinity College London is a leading international exam board and education charity that has been providing performing arts assessments for over 140 years. They believe that effective communicative and performance skills are life enhancing, know no bounds and should be within reach of us all. Trinity exists to promote and foster the best possible communicative and performance skills through assessment, content and training which is innovative, personal and authentic.
Every year Trinity supports the music education of thousands of students with assessments across a wide musical spectrum including popular, jazz, contemporary and classical music, as well as offering Arts Award. Performance is at the heart of Trinity’s graded music assessments as they believe that musicianship is most effectively demonstrated through practical performance. Their new Digital Grades & Diplomas expand the opportunities available to musicians and are available across all their syllabuses.
Trinity is a longstanding and proud supporter of Music for Youth as we work together to nurture the musical talent of young people across the UK. Bringing new opportunities that encourage musical expression and development for all, whatever their background may be.
Established in 1934, PPL exists to help ensure that those who invest their time, talent and money to make recorded music are fairly paid for their work.
As the UK's music licensing company for tens of thousands of performers and recording rightsholders, they license recorded music when it is played in public or broadcast on the radio or TV in the UK and then distribute the fees to the performers and recording rightsholders they represent. Through a network of international agreements with collective management organisations (CMOs) in other countries, PPL is also able to collect royalties for performers and recording rightsholders when their recorded music is played around the world. PPL is proud to be a sponsor of Music for Youth.
Trusts, Foundations & Donors
AD Power Will Trust
Geoff & Fiona Squire Foundation
The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
The Martyn Donaldson Music Trust
The Radcliffe Trust
The Rowlands Trust
Scrutton Estates Ltd
The Underwood Trust
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