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The York Music Hub is a small independent charity that works with schools and other providers to create opportunities for young people to make and enjoy music. It showcases the best bands and orchestras in the city at public events, and provides grants and bursaries for individuals who need financial support.

Your support could make all the difference for a young person who is passionate about music and wants to learn to sing, or play an instrument and become good enough to join a choir or play in a band.

Any support you are able to provide will go directly to those most in need, and the organisations that support and inspire them.

Who we are?

We are supported by Arts Council England to deliver the National Plan for Music Education within the city of York. This includes commissioning whole class ensemble teaching, providing opportunities for progression at a ‘music centre’ where young people can join a band or sing in a choir, and offering an instrument hire service. We work with many different providers to ensure this is delivered to the highest standard and that maximum musical impact is achieved. Every year we commission projects to promote our key objectives, such as encouraging more boys to start singing, or offering opportunities to learn about music technology, song-writing and composition. We also run a number of schemes to engage young people with additional needs to music.

How can you help?

Every penny that you donate goes directly into opening more opportunities for young people in York. Below are a few examples of how you can help support the work of the hub and help sustain the cities fantastic music provision well into the future:

  • The annual Youth Music Festival – Hubfest – which showcases youth music
  • The Bursary scheme for young people and their families who are experiencing financial hardship
  • The Singing Strategy and the Choral festival which aim to find a way of getting every young person in the city singing
  • The weekend and evening Music Centres, which offer opportunities to join bands and choirs of all kinds
  • The hire of an instrument
  • The cost of taking a music exam, which can provide further academic possibilities such as UCAS points.

Become a friend

£24 / £2 per month

As a friend of York Music Hub you will be supporting the wide range of opportunities we provide. This includes a contribution towards the cost of lessons for a child who cannot otherwise afford to learn an instrument, help with the hire of an instrument, or support for the running of one of the many ensembles within York.

£100 / £8 per month

If you make a more substantial donation we will be able to commission more projects and events, and provide more opportunities for our young people. Our annual Music Festival, Best of the Bands and Choral Festival are regular performance platforms but we are always seeking to increase the number and diversity of the opportunities that we offer. Your contribution will support us in doing this.

£300 / £10 per month

This highly generous option will allow us to cover the entire cost of a child’s music lessons for a year. You will receive regular progress reports, as well as invitations to performances featuring the beneficiary.

Thank you for supporting the work of the York Music Hub. We will add your name to our mailing list and email you a copy of our monthly bulletin, which is sent to all our supporters. In addition, we will send you occasional progress reports on the particular scheme you have selected.

We are also planning to hold occasional events for all our donors, so that you can have an opportunity to meet the young people that you are supporting and hear them perform.