The London Music Fund is an independent charity with the Mayor of London as Patron. Our vision is that every child in London who demonstrates significant musical ability, enthusiasm and commitment to learning an instrument is given the opportunity to develop their potential. Since 2011 we have invested £2.7 million to music education in the capital, awarding a total of 536 four-year Scholarships across all 32 London boroughs, 48% of which have been given to children from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds. in addition, we have funded 41 inspirational projects with more than 50 professional arts organisations, ensembles and venues. Our work has directly involved more than 10,000 young musicians, and almost 40,000 others have benefitted by attending concerts, workshops and taster sessions.
In these unprecedented times, we stand in solidarity with everyone fighting against racism and social injustice. We are listening and learning and continue to be committed to extending our support for BAME children and young people with a passion for music.
“Learning a musical instrument has wide reaching benefits: it improves concentration, academic attainment, contributes to higher self-esteem and, most importantly, raises children’s expectations of what they can achieve in all areas of their lives. I am delighted to be the Patron of the London Music Fund.”
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan