The transformational power of music

26th March 2024

A new charitable fund has been launched with the aim of ensuring excellent music education is available to all young people within Essex.

The Essex Music Fund has been set up by Essex Music Service (EMS) to provide support for projects and voluntary organisations that offer grassroots access to music making and education for young people across Essex who might not otherwise get the opportunity.  The Fund will be managed by the independent charitable trust, Essex Community Foundation (ECF).

Peter Lovell, Head of Music at EMS, said, “We are very excited to have set up this Fund with ECF. Music has the power to bring communities together and create a sense of belonging and unity.  It gives children and young people the opportunity to express themselves, explore their creativity, to work hard at something, persevere and shine.  Musical experiences, education and achievements stay with them forever and can help shape their lives.”

Essex Music Service provides a wide range of support in schools and through local community hubs promoting high quality music education both within the curriculum and through instrument and vocal teaching.  They also run the prestigious Essex Youth Orchestra and Essex Young Peoples Orchestra where talented young musicians young musicians can take part in performances and attend tours abroad that can help to improve their skills.

Peter said, “We hope people will want to support the Fund as every contribution will make a difference and enable young people to engage in suitable and relevant musical groups within their community.  With support, we will continue spreading the joy and benefits of music across Essex”.

Find out about musical events and opportunities in your area here.

To make a donation the Essex Music Fund click here.

Grants will not be awarded from this Fund until after 1 July 2024.  If you need funding for a music-based project please contact us.