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Music for All is dedicated to changing lives across the UK by improving access to music making.  We are a passionate, focused and ambitious UK charity helping disadvantaged music makers experience the joys and far-reaching benefits of making music.

Established for over 20 years, we have a long track record of providing support.  In the past 5 years alone we have awarded over £300,000 in cash grants and donated hundreds of instruments and equipment to individuals, community groups and educational establishments, and provided free ‘Learn to Play’ experiences for thousands of people.

Learn to Play '22

Learn to Play will be back in 2022 on 8th & 9th October. Alongside events at venues across the UK, we will be releasing more inspiring instrument tutorial videos on our YouTube channel to join the existing videos from LTP ’21.

Look out for updates on our website and via our social media pages. In the meantime, learn more about last year’s event below!

Music for All open Round #2 of grant funding

April 2022

Music for All’s second funding round of the year is now open. Our new round of funding is open for applications from community projects and individuals and has five award categories you can apply in including: the David Hughes Piano Award, projects supporting learning difficulties, electric guitars and recording sessions with Surrey University.

The closing date for this round of funding will be 27th May 2022.

Lynn Ladbrook becomes trustee for Music for All

March 2022

Music for All is very pleased to announce the appointment of new Trustee Lynn Ladbrook. Lynn is joining the Music for All Board having worked in the charity and public sector for over 25 years. In the past she has worked for organisations such as WWF, the National Trust and the Royal College of Nursing, but most recently was Chief Executive of Breast Cancer UK and the Cavernoma Alliance, and currently is Chief Executive of the Primary Care Respiratory Society. Through this experience she has established a strong reputation for her strategic and planning skills as well as her ability to establish productive partnerships with funders, research colleagues and corporate supporters.

Ishani O'Connor becomes trustee for Music for All

March 2022

Music for All appoints new Trustee

Music for All is very pleased to announce the appointment of new Trustee Ishani O’Connor from March 2022. Currently the Learning and Participation Manager for Chineke! Foundation – Europe’s first majority Black and ethnically diverse professional and youth orchestras, Ishani will bring knowledge of music education, creative learning, outreach programmes and arts administration to the Board of Music for All.

Music for All's Annual Report for 2020/2021

February 2022

Music for All launches the 2020/2021 Anual Report.

This in-depth report reviews our significant events of 2019/20 and provides an overview of how the charity continues to fulfil its mission of helping people of all ages and backgrounds get involved in music making.

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