Did you know you can make a regular or single donation to Lewisham Music through our online donation platform?
All donations will directly feed into our Music Made Me bursary scheme and will help us support families living in challenging circumstances. Each young person will receive access to our diverse programme of learning, events, projects and practice facilities.
Right now in Lewisham the opportunities for children to engage in music are uneven and all too often dependant family income. We have the highest proportion of children and young people (29.6%) living in economic deprivation in England.Through state funding children in primary school currently receive one year of free instrumental lessons. However without our support many of Lewisham’s children will not continue to get access to these musical opportunities. Through our tailored programme of learning, events and mentoring we are here to change this!
How we can help
Through our wide network of referral partners including social service, looked after children service, young carers teams, special schools etc. we will identify those children and young people most in need of bursary support.
Lewisham Music offers a range of subsidised music-making activities which we work hard to make accessible to every young person in the borough. We work with a range of partners to create opportunities which support musical learning, inspire creative confidence, and platform achievement.
Making a donation to Lewisham Music will help us to ensure that our programme is affordable and accessible to all, by supporting the participation of looked-after children and children whose families face financial hardship. It will enable us to continue to diversify our range of activities in response to need and to the brilliant musical ideas of our amazing young people. It will support the development of new projects and facilities or help us to purchase new instruments.
Here’s what some of our current bursary pupils and their parents/carers have said…
“I have been able to interact with people from all walks of life because of our shared love and passion for music”
“Music is a form of expression whether it is happiness or sadness and has changed my life”
“In the current educational and cultural environment, creative opportunities are rare. It is essential that young people see their personal and creative development as important and their chosen careers as valid and valuable.”
“These sessions / opportunities are a lifeline for our children. They are becoming adults and the tutors and mentors treat our kids as young adults, not children which helps them recognise they are maturing, and J certainly feels proud of himself and his achievements after these sessions.”
How to donate
Please click the button below which will take you to our campaign page on the Charities Aid Foundation website where you can make a one-off or regular donation, as well as find out where the donations will go. Don’t forget to add Gift Aid to your donation, this means we receive an extra 25% on top of anything you donate.