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 had to change the way we work and adapt quickly to ensure that young people continue to access high quality, enriching musical experiences.

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

Expanding our Monthly Giving Programme!

Did you know that we have our own Monthly Giving programme? Monthly giving is one of the most sustainable sources of revenue for charities. For a small sum – equal to the price of a CD or an album download – each month, you can help support hundreds of children to learn and play music. We are looking to sign up more monthly givers - if you or anyone you know is passionate about music making and Nottigham, please join our programme and become one of our Champions!

Bronze: £5/month

Will help staff 'Guitar Connect' for one week, helping young children improve their skills on the guitar

Silver: £10/month

Will support the venue hire costs for a weekly rehearsal for 50+ members of RHYO InterConnect at Nottingham Cathedral

Gold: £20/month

Will help three Nottingham City pupils attend the inspirational 2-day Music Camp at Ilam, Peak District

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 0746 0734091 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.

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 cultural 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 had moved online. As the restrictions eased, we continue to offer a blended model with online and live rehearsals so that more young people can make music.

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.

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 Foyle Foundation!

We are so grateful to the esteemed Foyle Foundation for their grant towards our InterConnect programme, a training orchestra for young people in Nottingham City.

We also want to thank the D'Oyly Carte Charitable Foundation for their grant towards our new vocal group, Robin Hood Young Voices.

Legacies & In Memoriam

For anyone who would like to donate to our charity as a legacy, in their will or wish for people to make donations at their funeral, please get in touch with us. We can create a special 'In Memory Of' donation page on our website, where people can donate directly to show their love and express their condolences.

Your donations will help support music making in the city and enable more young people to benefit from the joys of music. 

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 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 thank Capital One UK for selecing our charity as one of the beneficiaries of their fantastic Uplift Grant Scheme. The funding received will support our RHYO InterConnect programme, a training orchestra for young people in Nottingham City.

Capital One UK is one of the top 10 companies in UK providing credit cards to people and helping them succeed with credit.

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 for more information


Will help staff an Area Band for 1 week


Will help 5 children attend Music Camp


Will help provide follow-on instrumental tuition for 3 children

Choose Own Amount

You can also choose your own amount to donate

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)
  • 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%

  • 8,317

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

  • 32%

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

Nottingham Music Hub