Make Music Make a Difference

We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to make music with others. Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on our lives, with the arts and cultural sector being one of the worst affected areas. Like other cultural charities, we have suffered significant financial loss, and at the same time we are striving to spread the joys of music making to those who need it the most at a time we need it the most.

Now more than ever, we need your support. Please see below how you can help us make music make a difference.


What's the need?

Music making is linked to improvement in information processing, language development, writing and reading skills, as well as personal and social development. It can also increase motivation, which in turn leads to success across the board, including a higher self-esteem and better performance in school.

Like all other aspects of our lives, the arts and cultuale sector has gone through a massive upheaval due to Covid-19. The Music Hub has had to change the way it works in a very short time and much of our provision is now online. Due to these changes and adaptations, the hub has incurred a significant increase in costs. The funding landscape of the country has also shifted, with greater pressure on all sources of income for charities like us. Your support is now more important than ever and you can have an immensely powerful impact on our work. Please help spread us the joys of music at a time we need it the most.


Here are some ways you can help make a difference.

Monthly Giving

Join our Monthly Giving programme and become one of our Champions!

Regular giving is one of the most sustainable sources of revenue for charities. For a small sum – equivalent to the price of a CD or an album download – each month, you can help support hundreds of children to learn and play music.

Bronze: £5/month

Will help one child attend a 2-day music camp

Silver: £10/month

Will help provide a musical instrument for one child

Gold: £20/month

Will help staff an Area Band for one week

Perks of Being A Supporter

There is great satisfaction in knowing that you’re helping a young person realise their potential. But as an acknowledgement of your support, we also offer: 

  • Emails updating you on how your money is making a difference
  • A badge and thank you note! 
  • Acknowledgment on our website 
  • For our Gold Champions, we offer discounts at music retailers Normans & Windblowers, and two tickets to our Christmas concert

You can also choose your own amount to donate every month. Click here to visit our donation page. If you have any trouble setting up your monthly donation, please give us a call at 07564 843944 and we can help set it up for you.

We also welcome one-off donations! Visit the link above to make safe, secure payments online and help hundreds of children experience the joy of making music with others.

Support Us by Shopping!



We have registered with Easyfundraising, a great site where you can help Nottingham Music Hub raise funds simply by doing your everyday online shopping!

Over 3,600 big name retailers are included, such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden and M&S. Every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say ‘thank you!’ It’s completely free and over £20M has been raised for causes just like us so far.

We want to raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us out by clicking here!

Fundraising Stars

You can help us raise funds through any fun, creative and interesting way you can think of! If you have any ideas, feel free to send an email at Aisha.iqbal@nottinghammusichub.org.uk or pick up the phone and call us at 07564 843944. We would love to hear from you! We also have a fundraising toolkit which we can send you on request. Thank you!

Stay Connected

As a charity, it is very important for us to stay in touch with our supporters. Please subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date with our events, competitions and achievements! We value your time and promise to only email you 3 to 5 times a year. We would love to share our stories and successes, and let you know how your support is helping us make music make a difference.

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NMS provides a world-class education in music, giving children opportunities that they wouldn’t have otherwise, making it affordable and introducing musical education to families who haven’t experienced it before.

City school head teacher

Primary school pupils performing as part of the recording for our charity single If Every Child Could
Primary school pupils perform our charity single 'If Every Child Could'. Photo credit: Swainson Productions

Corporate Giving

A Massive Thank You!

We want to welcome Harvey Trout Wooden Floor Specialists as a Corporate Supporter. Thank you for your generous support. Harvey Trout specialise in all types of wooden flooring, sanding and sealing of existing floors. For more information, visit their Facebook page!

We want to thank Capital One UK and Browne Jacobson LLP for supporting our charity.

Capital One UK is one of the top 10 companies in UK providing credit cards to people and helping them succeed with credit. Browne Jacobson LLP is a legal firm that works locally, nationally and internationally across the public and private sectors.

Windblowers and Bridgeway Consulting Ltd. joined us in 2017-18 as our first Corporate Donors. Their support helped us to fund life-changing music programmes for young people in Nottingham.

Bridgeway Consulting Ltd. is a consulting and contracting firm that covers many aspects of civil engineering and asset management. Windblowers is an independent music shop on Derby Road and if you're looking for sheet music or a wind instrument, it's definitely worth a visit! You can find out more about what's available by visiting their website here.

These companies demonstrate their commitment to the local community by supporting us and playing their role in making our great city even greater. We're grateful for their support and excited to work together and make music make a difference!

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of companies like yours to continue with our life-changing music programmes. Join our Corporate Giving programme and become one of our Business Partners. You can donate annually, or give one-off donations.

£250

Will help staff an Area Band for 1 week

£500

Will help 5 children attend Music Camp

£1000

Will help provide follow-on instrumental tuition for 3 children

Choose Own Amount

You can also choose your own amount to donate

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of companies like yours to continue with our life-changing music programmes. Join our Corporate Giving programme and become one of our Business Partners. You can donate annually, or give one-off donations. We also offer opportunities to sponsor whole events. Please contact us at info@nottinghammusichub.org.uk for more information

A Win-Win Situation

While there is great satisfaction in knowing that your company is helping young people realise their potential, we see this as a mutually beneficial relationship. As an acknowledgement of your support, we offer:

  • A certificate and thank you note
  • Acknowledgment on our website and social media accounts
  • Electronic badge for your website to show your ongoing support for our work
  • Tickets to our events
  • A special musical performance by one of our NMH ensembles at your venue (for our higher-level partners)
  • Team building events, such as learning to play an instrument in one afternoon (for our higher-level partners)

Arts Council England

We are grateful to the Arts Council England for supporting our music hub. With ACE support, we can continue to provide, and expand, our inspirational music education programmes in Nottingham City.


Trusts & Foundations

We are incredibly grateful to Trusts and Foundations that have devoted their energies to supporting projects in the arts. It is because of their support that we can expand the reach of our programmes and make sure that every child in Nottingham has the opportunity to make music with others.

A Massive Thank You to Garfield Weston Foundation

We are delighted to have received a grant from the wonderful Garfield Weston Foundation for our Area Band Network (2019-20). The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant-making charity which supports causes across the UK with grants around £70 million annually.

Thank You to Our Supporting Foundations

We would also like to thank the Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation for their generous grant towards Music Camp 2019.

A heartfelt thank you to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation for their grant towards our Robin Hood Youth Orchestra (2018-19) and the Ernest Cook Trust for funding the RHYO Intermediate Orchestra (2018-19). We look forward to an exciting year ahead full of powerful and joyous music making!

 

We also want to thank the BBC Children In Need for their three-year grant towards our Area Band-South, the Helen Hamlyn Trust for their grant for Area Band - North (2019-20), the Foyle Foundation for their grant towards our Great Orchestra Experiment 2018 and the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Foundation for their grant towards Area Band-East 2017-18.

  • 76%

    of primary schools in Nottingham have a whole class instrumental teaching programme run or supported by Nottingham Music Service against a national average of 62%

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  • 8,317

    Pupils are learning to play an instrument in Nottingham in 2018-19

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  • 32%

    of young musicians in the city have progressed to National Qualifications Framework Level 1 compared to a national average of 18%

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