Funding and fundraising

Online member meetup (Northern Ireland)

As lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted across the UK, we know that music groups in Northern Ireland still have questions and concerns about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their activities. With guidance regularly changing and groups needing to consider new ways of working, we think it’s more important than ever for us to help our members get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Wales)

As lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted across the UK, we know that music groups in Wales still have questions and concerns about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their activities. With guidance regularly changing and groups needing to consider new ways of working, we think it’s more important than ever for us to help our members get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Scotland)

As lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted across the UK, we know that music groups in Scotland still have questions and concerns about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their activities. With guidance regularly changing and groups needing to consider new ways of working, we think it’s more important than ever for us to help our members get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup

As lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted across the UK, we know that music groups still have questions and concerns about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their activities. With guidance regularly changing and groups needing to consider new ways of working, we think it’s more important than ever for us to help our members get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup

As lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted across the UK, we know that music groups still have questions and concerns about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their activities. With guidance regularly changing and groups needing to consider new ways of working, we think it’s more important than ever for us to help our members get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Planning for the future: finance and funding (online event)

As lockdown starts to be lifted, groups are thinking about whether they will be able to resume rehearsals in the coming months. Each group will be in a different position and must assess the risks and take decisions based on its own situation, location and membership. In this session, we’ll look at some of the different options available, and discuss how you can make a financial plan for the next 6-12 months.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online donation platforms

When fundraising for your group, there are lots of websites that you can use to take and manage your donations.

With most online donation platforms you can create a page for your group, where you can tell your story about who you are and what you are fundraising for, as well as add images and branding. You can then point people to this page where they make their online donation.

Increasing your income: Overview

We know one of the biggest worries our members have is the long-term financial health of their group. Even groups who make a surplus each year can have that nagging thought: 'what happens if something goes wrong next year?' More money would mean less worry and more stability, and perhaps more importantly it would mean more opportunities to try new things and ways of enjoying making music.

How to claim Gift Aid for your group

This guidance describes the current situation with regard to Gift Aid and the voluntary music sector. Please note that Gift Aid is available to UK recognised charities, regardless of whether or not they are also registered charities.

Orchestra Tax Relief overview: What it is, who can benefit and how we can help

Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR) is a government initiative that means instrumental groups could receive a payment from HMRC equal to a percentage of their production costs.

Despite being called 'Orchestra Tax Relief':

  • the initiative can apply to many types of instrumental group – so don’t be put off if your group is not a traditional orchestra 
  • you don’t have to be paying tax to claim it.   

Groups who put on eligible performances can submit a claim to HMRC each year for the payment.