The Mayor’s Music Fund is an independent charity with the Mayor of London as Patron. We provide grants of circa £300,000 every year to enable thousands of children and young people across every London borough to develop their musical potential, through 4-year Scholarships and with opportunities to learn from and perform alongside professionals.
Since January 2012 we have worked with almost 9,000 aspiring young musicians with more accessing our programmes every term.
Whether you’re a young person wanting to find out about our musical activities, a parent or carer wanting to know if we can support your child, an educator wanting information about our programmes or you want to find out how you can get involved, we hope you will find all the information you need on the website. If you have any questions our team is a phone call or email away, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We are deligted to fund a number of Partnership Projects across London throughout the year. Working with music services and many different arts organisations, these large scale collaborations allow young musicians to learn from and perform alongside professional musicians. Since 2012 our partnership projects have reached over 8,500 young musicians. Read more about a recent partnership in Croydon with the Grand Union Orchestra here.
MMF Feature in the Telegraph Magazine
We are thrilled that MMF has been featured in the Telegraph on 30 April 2016, in an in-depth article about our work, written by Caroline Scott. Featuring interviews with scholars Bishal, Emmanuel, Charlie and Aisha, it is a wonderful endorsement of all we have achieved in the last five years. The full feature can be found here.
2015 Impact Report published
Our 2015 Impact Report is now available to download, here. Featuring in depth case studies on both our scholarships and partnership programmes, we hope you enjoy reading about our work in the last 12 months.
Government publishes Cultural White Paper, March 2016
The Culture White Paper sets out the government’s ambition and strategy for the cultural sectors. The Mayor’s Music Fund is praised for its work across London, “supporting thousands of children and young people to develop their musicalpotential through scholarships andwith opportunities to learn from andperform alongside professional musicians.” Read the full report here.