How you can help

Play, Inspire, Achieve.

Donate to The People’s Orchestra

...and help us spread our message and music in support of our community. Donations are tax-deductible and go toward rehearsal, performance, music purchase and composition and administrative costs.

More people than ever are being helped back into work thanks to our players, and our outreach work is helping more and more people in our community, but this year has been the most difficult ever to raise the grant funding we need to keep going. Fears over Brexit hasn’t help and we really don’t want to increase ticket prices – we want to make our concerts open to all, including the most disadvantaged in our community.  So, you can see why we need to ask for your help.

The People’s Orchestra is a charity. We play great music but importantly we help loads of people back into work, 270+ to date.  Our staff help students gain great marks for university projects too. We are not influenced by billionaire owners, politicians or shareholders. We’re volunteer led, inclusive and diverse. And this gives us the power to yes to all sorts of community causes. It lets us challenge the norm - and prove a point. Being different works. And at a time when music teaching in schools is declining and funding for school orchestras is at an all-time low, we need to expand to fill the gaps and support those who need us, it’s what sets us apart from so many others.

The People’s Orchestra long-term sustainability relies on the support that we receive directly from our followers. And we would like to thank all those who are helping to make our future secure. But we cannot stop here. As more of you offer your ongoing support, we can keep investing in quality music and community support. We can remain a strong, progressive force that is open to all.

If everyone who attends our concerts, or reads our news, who likes us, also helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as £1, you can support The People’s Orchestra – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

Where the money goes

Every donation matters, however small. You could contribute to:

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Provides a bursary for a player for 12 months

Supports a rehearsal for 70+ players

Supports a work placement for an unemployed person for 6 weeks

Purchases new multi-media equipment

Provides a Community Care concert for up to 250 care home residents

Supports a social impact campaign in the community

Provides an annual special multi-media project

Supports the charity's core costs for 12 months


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