Climate change: how music groups can get involved

Making Music’s first climate change network event took place on 8 October 2021, which brought together leisure-time music groups with musicians and campaigners to talk about what we can do to tackle climate change.

It was a successful exchange of ideas and inspiration, and we will be following it up with termly network meetings online. We have created this open resource page to collect ideas, links and useful information. 

Webinar recording: Climate emergency - what can music groups do?

In this recording of our guest speaker webinar (original event 8 October 2021), we look at the climate emergency and what music groups can do about it.

We welcome Ben See (composer and choir leader), Chris Hutchings (Choirs for Climate), Alison Burnley (Oi Musica) and Nina Vinther (singer and climate campaigner)

Topics covered include: 

  • Practical measures music groups can implement

  • The impact of group action, and the ripple effect

  • How to use music and repertoire to communicate with a wider public

Corporate member blog: Attend a free ABRSM Performance Grades webinar

Open to all music makers, ABRSM's Performance Grades are digitally assessed exams that focus entirely on performance.

Webinar recording: What does the latest Covid medical evidence mean for music groups?

In this recording of our guest speaker webinar (original event 18 June 2021), we look at the latest medical evidence around Covid-19 and what it means for music groups.

We welcome Professor Jackie Cassell (back by popular demand), public health specialist and amateur musician.

Topics covered include: 

  • how and why the pandemic might end
  • the science on new variants
  • vaccines

Webinar recording: Applying for funding

In this recording of our guest speaker webinar (original event 23 April 2021), we explore the ins and outs of writing a funding application.

We welcome John Rostron (Making Music's Manager in Wales and fundraising consultant), Kim Macari (Arts Council England) and Abby Charles (Tŷ Cerdd).

Topics covered include: 

Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR) overview - webinar

This online webinar will introduce you to Orchestra Tax Relief, a new source of income for instrumental groups with 12 or more performers, explaining what it is and how your group can benefit from it.


You can find out more about OTR, including whether you are eligible and how to claim, in our resources: