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Sound and Music is the national charity for new music and we support composers of all ages to make and enjoy new music. Our work is creative, wide-ranging and inclusive.

Make a donation today to play your part in the future of new music

As a charity, we rely on a number of sources to fund the vital work that we do. As budgets tighten and demand for support increases, it’s becoming more important than ever to ensure we can guarantee the long-term future of our work.

Your contribution will provide life-changing composition workshops for young composers, give emerging artists the support they need to flourish, and ensure we can campaign for a more inclusive and equitable new music scene for all.

Your donation will make a real difference. Find out about the impact our work has had on some of the many composers we have supported.

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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Sound and Music to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Sound and Music we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Sound and Music to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Sound and Music will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Sound and Music receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Prefer to donate by cheque? Download our easy-to-use form and send it to our office with your cheque. Our postal address is on the form to make it all even simpler.

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Supporting Our Work


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In honour of our CEO Susanna Eastburn, we are continuing to fundraise for fully-funded bursaries to support young people to attend Composition Summer School who face the greatest barriers to pursuing their love of creating music.

Donate now to the Composition Summer School Bursary Fund.

Support Summer Composition School

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Leaving a gift in your Will can ensure Sound and Music continues to nurture the creation of new music long into the future. We would be delighted if you decided to support our work with a legacy, and letting us know your intentions can help us plan ahead with confidence.

Find out more about planned giving on this page, or talk to us by email first.

Find out more about legacies

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There are many ways to contribute to the success of our work and we welcome conversations with grant-making Trusts & Foundations, Corporate partnership proposals, and those wishing to connect with composers directly through Music Patron.

Find out more about the ways you can support the high impact work we are known for.

Other ways to support our work


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We are incredibly grateful to all the individuals, institutions and grant-makers who support our work each year, whose generosity helps our beneficiaries to create ground-breaking new music.

We couldn't do it without you!

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