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The Foundation for Young Musicians (FYM) is a registered charity (No: 100825) and was set up in 1990 to raise funds for the Centre for Young Musicians (CYM), so that CYM can continue to offer talented London school children first-class musical training and education irrespective of ability to pay.

Over the years the Foundation has raised many millions of pounds for CYM, and every year, it plays a vital role in providing financial support for CYM, both with its running costs and with projects.
It seeks funding for:

  • Bursaries to pay the tuition fees at Saturday Centre of gifted youngsters whose families don’t have the means to meet those costs.
  • Bursaries to enable disadvantaged young people to attend holiday courses and instrument taster sessions at CYM.
  • The repair and purchase of musical instruments for loan to young people who cannot afford the prices of instruments today.
  • CYM’s use of the IT/Recording Studio at Morley College
  • The London Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO), the London Youth Wind Band (LYWB) and other ensembles.
  • Tutor apprentice scheme – where music college students come in to help to teach and give confidence to the aspiring young musicians.
  • Special projects such as commissions, master classes and composer-in-residence schemes.

The City of London Corporation has been the loyal sponsor of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra for over 13 years. To see a full list of our current generous supporters please look on the Supporters page.

How to help the Foundation for Young Musicians

Please call or e-mail to discuss how you might help:

020 7928 3844
(Funds donated are by a UK taxpayers are eligible for tax recovery under the Gift Aid scheme – please call to discuss.)

List of FYM funders

Stephen Bloch Memorial Disability Charity:

Brook Trust:

City of London Corporation:

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust:

The Ernest Cook Trust:

EMI Sound Foundation:

JP Getty Charitable Trust:

German YMCA in London:

Goldsmiths’ Company:

The Haberdashers’ Company:

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation:

Hyde Park Place Estate Charity

ICE Futures Charitable Trust

The Leche Trust:

Lucille Graham Trust:

Louis Watt Memorial Fund

The Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust:

The Mageni Trust:

Newcomen Collett Foundation:

Jack Petchey Foundation:

The Stanley Picker Trust:

Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust:

The Radcliffe Trust:

Restore the Music UK:

St Olave’s Foundation Fund:

Steel Charitable Trust:

Talbot House Trust:

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation:

The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund:

The Barbara Whatmore Trust

The Thistle Trust

Plus personal donations from individuals ‘in memoriam’ donations and legacies, all of which are hugely valued and appreciated.




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