Thank you to our sponsors and supporters, whose generosity and vision enables Music or Youth to support over 60,000 young people to engage with high quality music making across the UK every year.


Major Sponsors

The National Union of Teachers is the largest teachers' union and the only union that represents only qualified teachers, or those who are on courses or in posts that will lead to teacher qualification. The NUT campaigns consistently for professional unity in the teaching profession. We believe that a single professional body, articulating the views of the profession, would benefit both children and teachers.

Teaching is a challenging and important job. Teachers can change children's lives. The hallmark of the NUT has been a commitment to high-quality education for all children.

Crucial to the full and enriched development of our children and young people is the opportunity to enjoy and make music. The National Union of Teachers is honoured to be a major sponsor of Music for Youth.

 Royal Albert Hall logo

The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. It has been in continuous use since it was opened in 1871 as a multipurpose building to host music concerts, dance spectaculars, exhibitions, scientific conversations and award ceremonies. It is a registered charity held in trust for the nation and receives no central or local government funding.

As a charity the Royal Albert Hall is dedicated to giving access to all by running a thriving Education and Outreach programme working with children, teachers, young people, families and community groups. We deliver a wide range of exciting opportunities linked to the Hall’s calendar of events and the unique characteristics of the building, including specially created tours, workshops, projects and schools matinees.





Vivendi brings together the world leader in video games (Activision Blizzard), the world leader in music (Universal Music Group), the French leader in alternative telecoms (SFR), the Moroccan leader in telecoms (Maroc Telecom), the leading alternative telecoms provider in Brazil (GVT) and the French leader in pay-TV (Canal+Group). Vivendi has developed the Create Joy Fund to help disadvantaged young people achieve their full potential.

The Vivendi Create Joy Fund is proud to support Music for Youth.


Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music


ABRSM is the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, delivering over 650,000 exams every year in around 90 countries. These include graded music exams for more than 30 instruments, for singing, jazz and music theory, as well as diplomas, and assessments for ensembles. ABRSM exams are designed to motivate students of all levels and ages, giving them a series of realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements. ABRSM is committed to supporting high-quality music-making, learning and development, and to producing the best possible resources for music teachers and students.

To build on more than 120 years of inspiring generations of musicians, ABRSM works with a variety of organisations in the UK and around the world, providing donations, scholarships and sponsorship.


Founding Partner

Music Industries Association 


Public Funders



Musicians' Union

Trinity College London


Department of Education for Northern Ireland



British and International Federation of Festivals

Music Mark

Music Education Council

Musicians' Union 


Trusts & Foundations

The D’oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Martyn Donaldson Music Trust

A D Power Will Trust

Educational Institute of Scotland

Sir James Knott Trust

The Geoff & Fiona Squire Foundation

The Underwood Trust

The Goldsmiths' Foundation

The Davis Foundation

The Wavendon Foundation