Mayor's Music Fund

Mayor's Music Fund

Charity information

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.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    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.

  • Overview

    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 2AA

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  • Mayor's Music Fund Scholarships Project

    Learning a musical instrument produces confident, creative children who are self-motivated... More