We believe that music makes a difference. As a registered charity and lead partner for the Nottingham Music Education Hub, we are committed to making music more accessible and inclusive. We support young people from across the city to develop their musical skills, and participate in diverse ensembles and performances, contributing to the life of our great city.
Music making is linked to improvement in information processing, language development, writing and reading skills, as well as personal and social development. Research also indicates that the benefits of music are even greater for disadvantaged young people. Unfortunately, these are the very groups who don’t always get access to quality music making.
Prior to 2002, music making in the city was very limited, with only 15% of the schools providing an opportunity to learn to play an instrument. Nottingham Music Service (NMS) started its work on the principles of access, inclusion, quality, progression and civic engagement. Our strategies are designed to include children of all backgrounds, including those who do not have support for music making.
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.
Could staff an Area Band for 1 week
Could help 10 children attend Music Camp
Could provide follow-on instrumental tuition for 3 children
Choose Own Amount
You can also choose your own amount to donate
We also offer opportunities to sponsor whole events. Please contact us at email@example.com 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
- For our higher level partners, we offer a special musical performance by one of our NMS ensembles at your venue
- For our higher level partners, team building events (such as learning to play an instrument in one afternoon)
It’s the perfect time to donate! NMS is a recipient of Catalyst: Evolve, a grant from Arts Council England that matches all donations made to us between 2016-2019. This means that any sum you donate will automatically be doubled and have TWICE the impact!
Download our Corporate Giving brochure by clicking on the file below.
I may still be one of the quietest players in the orchestra but music school has definitely given me more confidence over the last 2 an a bit years. You’ve given me some amazing once in a lifetime experiences, which I’m sure I will never forget!”
Emily, RHYO participant
A Massive Thank You
We are delighted to acknowledge Windblowers as our Corporate Donor. Their support will help us continue providing life-changing music programmes for young people in Nottingham. You can visit their website here.
of primary schools in Nottingham have a whole class instrumental teaching programme against a national average of 58%Donate
Pupils are learning to play an instrument in Nottingham, compared to around 500 in 2002Donate
of young musicians in the city have progressed to National Qualifications Framework Level 1 compared to a national average of 18%Donate