Mayor's Music Fund
Mayor's Music Fund
The Mayor's Music Fund works across every London borough to help young people develop their musical potential through 4 year music scholarships and commissioning exciting partnership projects.
Established in 2011, the Mayor’s Music Fund (MMF) is an independent charity with the Mayor of London as Patron.
We believe that if a child demonstrates significant musical ability, enthusiasm and commitment to learning an instrument, they should be given the opportunity to develop their potential regardless of their financial or social background. It is a major challenge to support the thousands of children from low income families who would like to progress on their instrument but we are making significant in-roads.
Firstly, by awarding four-year Scholarships to primary school children who we identify as having musical potential but whose families cannot afford to pay for lessons post ‘first-access’. We currently have 275 scholars across the 32 London boroughs.
Secondly by supporting large-scale Partnerships across diverse genres which give young people the experience of learning from and performing alongside professional musicians.
Both our Scholarships and Partnerships are delivered with and through London’s 29 Music Education hubs (a. K. A. Music Services). It is this collaboration which makes the Mayor’s Music Fund so unique. Our entire ethos is about bringing aspiring young musicians together with music educators, professional musicians, college students (acting as peer mentors), arts venues and other forms such as dance and theatre to enable them to maximise their potential both in music and beyond.
Mayor's Music Fund aims to:
- To award approximately 60 four-year scholarships every year to primary school children who are identified as having potential but whose families struggle to pay for their on-going lessons.
- To fund up to 10 partnerships each year between music services and London’s top professional arts organisations, providing thousands of 7-18 year old musicians with new music education opportunities.
Established: June 2011
Registered Charity Number: 1141216
Board members: 12
Full time staff: 4
Phone number: 0207 983 4258
Address: City Hall The Queen's Walk London SE1 2AAView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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