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 Education Union stands up for the future of education by bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK.

Combining the expertise and experience of both the ATL and NUT sections, the National Education Union is the UK’s largest education union.  They are an effective and powerful voice – championing everyone who works in education.

Crucial to the full and enriched development of  children and young people is the opportunity to enjoy and make music. The National Education Union 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 is an integrated content, media and communications group. It delivers services to businesses that range from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.

Vivendi is engaged in promoting cultural diversity, facilitating access to knowledge, encouraging the expression of talent and participation in cultural life, and promoting a spirit of openness.

The Vivendi Create Joy Fund supports Music for Youth, and more specifically its Frequencies programme, offering fantastic opportunities for young artists to meet, practice together, exchange and learn from music industry experts. Talent is everywhere, it is up to us to reveal it…


Established in 1934, PPL exists to help ensure that those who invest their time, talent and money to make recorded music are fairly paid for their work.

As the UK's music licensing company for tens of thousands of performers and recording rightsholders,  they license recorded music when it is played in public or broadcast on the radio or TV in the UK and then distribute the fees to the performers and recording rightsholders they represent. Through a network of international agreements with collective management organisations (CMOs) in other countries, PPL is also able to collect royalties for performers and recording rightsholders when their recorded music is played around the world. PPL is proud to be a sponsor of Music for Youth.


The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business and has campaigned on behalf of its members since the organisation was established in 1893.  As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages.  The benefits of membership include £10m public liability cover, £2,000 worth of equipment insurance, contract advice, partnership agreements, careers advice and legal assistance. The MU is proud to be a sponsor of Music for Youth. 

Unity Trust Bank is a commercial bank with a social conscience and proud sponsor of Music for Youth.

Unity Trust Bank lends to commercial firms and organisations who want to help society.

For more than 30 years, the bank has worked with organisations and small medium sized enterprises that share its values and philosophy, offering a full range of banking services including current accounts, savings accounts, and loans from £200k up to £10m.


Whatever your musical tastes, Trinity College London has the music qualifications for you.

Every year Trinity College London supports the music education of thousands of students with assessments across a wide spectrum including popular, jazz, contemporary and classical music.

Trinity graded music exams and diplomas span performing, teaching, theory of music and composing, all of which are fully accredited by the relevant UK regulatory bodies.

Trinity is a proud supporter of Music for Youth and the valuable work it does in nurturing the musical talent of young people across the UK, bringing new opportunities that encourage musical expression and development for all, whatever their background may be.  

Founding Partner 


Music Industries Association 


Public Funders



Department of Education for Northern Ireland


British and International Federation of Festivals

Music Mark

Music Education Council

Trusts & Foundations

AD Power Will Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

Sir James Knott Trust

The Davis Foundation

The Educational Institute of Scotland

The Geoff & Fiona Squire Foundation

The Goldsmiths' Company

The Martyn Donaldson Music Trust

The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust

The Underwood Trust

The Wavendon Foundation