Awards for Young Musicians

Furthering Talent: Ambition 1000

Furthering Talent helps musically talented children from low income families fulfil their potential, ensuring that when state funding runs out they don't lose the opportunity to play an instrument. It's a key programme in our Ambition 1000 campaign to support 1000 young musicians every year.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070994)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,256

Amount raised

£14,000

Donations

17

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

Situation

The problem is a major gap in provision in the music education system. The state's first access programme at primary school currently funds all young people for up to one year's free instrumental tuition in a whole class group: however after this there's no guarantee that those with musical potential can continue to play if schools and parents don't have the funds. FT makes an intervention at exactly this point.

Solution

We identify talented Year 6 students from low income families, giving them an inspiring opportunity to build on their potential, helping them make considerable progress in their instrumental playing, impacting positively on their confidence and motivation, whilst broadening and enriching their musical knowledge. This is delivered through individual tuition (in any genre) from an instrumental music teacher, plus broader support for their musical progression, both for at least two school years.

  • 'This is an overwhelmingly successful programme' (Furthering Talent Programme Evaluation, January 2013)

    — Richard Hallam, Music Education Consultant

  • 'I cannot thank you enough for the fantastic start this is giving Sarah.' January 2015

    — Mother of Sarah, from Staffordshire

  • 'I'm so proud of him. He's my own Billy Elliott of the music word!'

    — Parent of Aidan, from Brighton

  • 'I cannot thank you enough for the fantastic start this is giving Sarah.' January 2015

    — Mother of Sarah, from Staffordshire

  • 'I'm so proud of him. He's my own Billy Elliott of the music word!'

    — Parent of Aidan, from Brighton

  • 'This is an overwhelmingly successful programme' (Furthering Talent Programme Evaluation, January 2013)

    — Richard Hallam, Music Education Consultant