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Our programmes wouldn't be possible without your generous support. We are so grateful for every minute and every penny. For us, there is no donation too small. Here are some of the awesome ways you can support Open Up Music:

  • Host a fundraising event: Put on a concert, organise a musical auction, host a community trivia night... Whatever event you're planning to raise funds for Open Up Music, we'd love to hear about it! Spread the word about Open Up Music in your community. Some local musicians, venues, and businesses might be willing to help.

  • Do a sponsored activity: Take part in a sponsored walk, fun run, fancy dress day or any creative activity... Could you learn to play a new piece of music, or even write one, every day for a month? It can be fun to challenge yourself.

  • Crowdfunding campaign: Set up an online crowdfund where people can donate and learn more about Open Up Music's cause. Don't forget to promote it through social media, emails and word of mouth!

We appreciate that donating money isn't an option for everyone. But, there are still plenty of ways you can support our work:

  • Attend an Open Up Music event: Join us for a National Open Youth Orchestra concert, or a musical showcase we're taking part in. Buying tickets to our events is a great way to support young disabled musicians.

  • Spread the word: Follow us on social media, share information about us online and in your community. Let young disabled people know about the musical opportunities that are available to them.

  • Donate instruments: If you have musical instruments you no longer use, consider donating them to Open Up Music. Please note however that we can't accept them all and will make a decision on a case-by-case basis, depending on the needs of our orchestras.

  • Volunteer your time: We hugely appreciated the support we've been given by photographers, videographers and accessibility experts. You can also apply to become a trustee. Please email us if you can donate your time and skills.

Emily's tip!

Hi! I'm Emily and I am Open Up Music's Fundraising Officer. I absolutely love all things baking! If you want to support Open Up Music but don't know where to start, why not host your own bake sale fundraiser? 

There's an amazing community of people doing amazing things to show their support for Open Up Music.

Still in need of some inspiration? Check out some of our community's fundraising efforts below! 


Doug's 10k run

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Oscar and Georgina's trek


Tony's music group

Artistic Director Doug recently ran his first ever 10k, raising a whopping £1300! Go Doug!

NOYO musicians Oscar and Georgina will be walking up to the highest points in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours for the National Three Peaks challenge - wishing them both the best of luck!

Trumpeter Tony who supports NOYO musicians in Bournemouth rallied Questa Voce to fundraise for NOYO.  Thank you so much Tony.

Doing something amazing for Open Up Music? Tell us! Email details of your fundraising campaign to to be featured.

If you would like to discuss ways in which you can help support us and our programmes, please contact our Fundraising Manager Rawle at, or call him on 07309 128387.

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