Music for All

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 27 years ago, Music for All has a track record in providing support. Over the past five years alone we have awarded over £300,000 in cash grants, donated hundreds of instruments and equipment to individuals, community groups and educational establishments, and provided free ‘Learn to Play’ experiences for thousands of people.


Music for All launches the Music Makers' Charter!

Launched 10 July 2024

Music for All is proud to launch it’s campaign to highlight the decline of opportunity in accessing music-making – Music Makers’ Charter.

With your support, this campaign will build awareness of the unique and wide-ranging benefits of music making, the current lack of music making opportunities and demand improved investment in music making in education, health and wellbeing.

The campaign is calling on supporters to join Music for All in promoting the Charter, pledging their agreement to the three key Charter aims in addition to outlining how they will support the Charter.

To find out more and sign up to support the Charter, click here.

We’re delighted to be offering an instrument-only funding round to community projects and individuals, offering instruments such as drumkits with drumsticks, keyboards, ukulele bundle, pbuzz instruments, electric guitars as well as Arturia Analog Lab V controller software. Successful applicants will also receive access to The Maestro Online Masterclassess for these instruments.

Alongside this instrument-only funding round, we are also hosting our annual Harris Foundation Award which is open to schools looking to deepen their music provision and support/or continue to support groups of music makers within their school.

Join the community of Providers (previously known as venues) opening their doors across 11 – 13 October engaging people of all ages and abilities to experience the joys of music making through free taster lessons.

Register your venue here

Our comprehensive report reviews the charity’s successes and achievements throughout 2022-23, providing an insight into the enormous difference music makes to people’s lives and the impact Music for All’s work is having, supporting nearly 8000 music makers across the year.

The report also summarises Music for All’s commitment to ensure we continue to meet our vision and strategic aims, outlining future objectives and development plans.

Access the report here.

In 2022, Music for All received a generous donation from the BBB Violin Trust which has been transformatory for our grants programme. Since its launch, we’ve been able to offer substantial financial support to four state schools, enabling each school to create a self-sustaining environment for their young musicians, allowing them to elevate their ensemble and orchestral music provision.

Watch the full video here to see the impact of this amazing award. 



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