Project information

Proms at St Jude's 2018

Creating a highly acclaimed Music and Literary Festival over nine days in June 2018, showcasing great musical talent, bringing 200 volunteers together (young and old) and raising money for good causes.

June 2018 - July 2018

Charity information: Proms at St Jude's

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  • Need


    The project recognises the enormous value to the local community (and beyond) of establishing a high quality music and literary festival.


    Proms at St Jude's becomes the beating heart of the north London suburb in which it is situated, the glue that brings a diverse, multi faith community together, including across all age groups (from age 0 upwards). It has an enviable track record of engendering widespread support, including from its 200 volunteers.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise funds for good causes through music and literary events.


    » Our activity is our nine day festival of music concerts and literary events.

    What success will look like

    By donating, as in previous years, funds raised from the activity to good causes identified by the trustees.

  • Impact


    The main beneficiary identified by the trustees is the Make It! programme run by Toynbee Hall in East London. Make It! helps disadvantaged youngsters through a mentoring programme which demonstrably transforms the lives of those who go through the programme. Previous graduates of Make It! have appeared at Proms events; simply meeting these youngsters shows how effective the programme is and how vitalthe work that we do to support it is.


    As we have no paid employees or overheads in the planning stages of the project, relying solely on our group of volunteers, the main risk is securing performers for the festival without having first secured sufficient financial backing. We mitigate these risks with suitable contracts with performers but more positively, by seeking adequate funding from our supporters at the outset of our planning.


    We publish our accounts, of course and these are available to donors. We also publish a post-event brochure and contact all supporters (suppliers, advertisers, benefactors, sponsors, donors, volunteers) with a thank you, report on the event and a copy of the brochure.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £141,100

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Management Concert manager and assistant
      £5,500 Facilities Seating, security, toilets
      £7,100 Health & Safety Training, H&S equipment, first aiders
      £21,500 Publications Concert programme, tickets, marketing leaflets
      £6,000 Catering Catering, hospitality
      £19,000 Technology Sound and lighting for concert venue
      £64,000 Performers Professional musicians, piano hire
      £15,000 Premises Venue hire, hospitality marquees
  • Background


    The project is located in Hampstead Garden Suburb in north London, primarily in the Grade 1 Listed Lutyens church of St Jude-on-the-Hill. Additional venues are also used (incuding the local school and local synagogue rooms. The area was founded by Dame Henrietta Barnett as a planned housing development to attract residents from across many different classes. Today it is multi-ethnic community and highly regarded for its continuing commitment to the ethos of its founder.


    Proms at St Jude's raised funds for the North London Hospice and for Toynbee Hall, in east London (also founded by Henrietta Barnett (see above). In particular, most of the funds raised support the Make It! programme to help disadvantaged children achieve their full potential.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Proms at St Jude's has just celebrated its 25th season. It has evolved over that time into a very impressive and well-organised volunteer led structure which is now well-established and best placed to deliver its 26th season in 2018.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Susie Gregson MBE

    Susie Gregson is the CEO, a volunteer and was one of the founders of Proms at St Jude's in 1993. We have 200 volunteers but cannot name check all.