Inspiring Young People through Music for Life
LCB Depot, 31, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE
Who are The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust?
The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust is a registered Charity, (Registered Charity Number 1163682), set up towards the end of 2015 to work alongside Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service (LSMS) and the Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub (LMEH). Our aim is to access additional funds that in the first instance will:
- Further improve Musical Opportunities and Aspiration for children and young people in our City and County.
- Provide greater financial support for musical events and both instrumental learning and purchases.
Our aim is to improve musical opportunities for those aged between 5 and 18 living in Leicester and Leicestershire through;
- Running the Leicester-Shire Schools Central Ensembles, Tours and Residential trips, Concerts and Area Centres.
- Helping with Grants, Bursaries and Scholarships towards students' tuition, training and equipment expenses, to enable greater access and provision for more young people to continue with making music.
- Raising funds and applying for grants to better support young people with their music.
How can you help?
The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust is a registered charity and we would be grateful for any support you could give.
If you would like to assist in improving musical opportunities for those aged between 5 and 18 living in Leicester and Leicestershire and also help sustain the Central Ensemble programme there are a number of ways you can help:
Make a donation
Any donation that you make will make a huge difference.
To make a donation, please send cheques addressed to 'The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust' to LCB Depot, 31, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE.
By bank transfer, our details are as follows:
Account Name: The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust
Account Number: 61813757
Sort Code: 40-24-19
(Please use your Surname and initial as the payment reference together with the type of donation you will be making if relevant, e.g. OtherAN Bursary)
If you are a UK taxpayer you can also help us receive 25% extra on any donations that make by simply completing a gift aid declaration form.
Make a Donation through Parent Pay
Please click on the link below and complete the online form to make a donation. (In the mandatory Child's Name field, please enter N/A)
Make a regular donation:
If you would like to make a regular donation you can set up a standing order for any monthly amount you wish to donate.
Become a patron:
Sign up to EasyFundraising
You can also register with easy fundraising.org.uk and choose to support The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust (found under 'T' for The). There are hundreds of well-known retailers and holiday companies registered with easyfundraising.org.uk who will donate a % of your purchase price simply for being directed from the easyfundraising.org.uk website to their own website. What's more it doesn't even cost you a penny!
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Become a Volunteer:
If you have any time spare to assist with the running of concerts, selling programmes, refreshments or even rattling a collection tin then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Become a Trustee:
Help to Fundraise:
If you would like to help raise funds for The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust then please get in touch with us at email@example.com to share your ideas.
How will your donation help?
The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust run a range of Leicester-Shire Schools Central Ensembles, offering a variety of opportunities for all children of differing abilities. This currently costs around £136,000 per Academic Year to run.
Your support could help to sustain and grow the number of opportunities we are able to offer to our young people both now and in the future.
- Hiring or buying sheet music to allow our groups to perform exciting and aspirational repertoire costs around £100 to buy per set.
- £85 will fund a one term or £255 will fund a one year bursary for a student to be a member of the Leicester-Shire Schools Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Training Orchestra or the Leicester-Shire Schools Wind Orchestras.
- £46 will fund a one term or £138 will fund a one year bursary fee for a student to be a member of the Leicester-Shire Schools Junior Concert Band, Strictly String Ensemble, Steel Pan Ensemble, Big Band, Junior and Senior Percussion Ensembles, Flute Choir or the Leicester-Shire Schools Senior String Sinfonia.
- The maintenance, servicing and replacement of instruments and music stands can be expensive; a donation of £75 could go towards this programme.
- There are also opportunities with some of our concerts to sponsor the whole event at a donation of £2,000. This will feature your name as the Concert title and you will be featured within the programme.
- You could sponsor a specific Instrumental chair within one of our ensembles; Sponsorship of chairs will be £100 per year.
- £50 will pay for a one term transport bursary and £150 will pay for a one year transport bursary.
Want to know more about the Ensembles that the charity help support?
Please visit our Ensembles Page where you can find out about the groups supported by the charity.
How much does it cost to run our Ensembles?
Being a member of the Leicester-Shire Schools Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Training Orchestra or Wind Orchestra incurs a subscription fee of £85 per term, whilst all our other ensembles are charged at £46 per term. We also run a transport network from various points around the city and county to help students attend Saturday morning rehearsals. There is a £50 termly charge for using the transport. Full fee remission is available for all students whose families are in receipt of qualifying benefits. Please see our Ensembles page for further details. We anticipate that the running costs for the Ensembles in the academic year 2016/17 will be around £136,000.
This consists of
Transport costs - £35,000
Room hire - £20,000
Resources - £4,000
Conductors, sectional coaches and staffing - £77,000
Even when Subscription fees are taken into account, there is still around £46,000 needed in order to run the Central Ensembles.
NEW - Pay your Ensemble Membership / Make a Donation Online
We have now set up an online payment account with Parent Pay.
To pay your child's Ensemble Membership, please click on the link below or on the Parent Pay logo. This will take you to our payment page on the Parent Pay website. Simply enter your Parent/Payer details , choosing Music Tuition from the 'Reasons for payment' options and then proceed to the payment screen. (If paying an invoice, please put names of all relevant children in the Child's Name field.)
To make a donation, please click on the link below or on the Parent Pay logo. This will take you to our payment page on the Parent Pay website. Simply enter your details, choosing Donation from the 'Reasons for payment' options and then proceed to the payment screen. (If paying an invoice, please put names of all relevant children in the Child's Name field.)
If you have any problems opening the documents below, please let us know and we can send you the information in a different format.
For more details or to find out how to be a Patron, Trustee, Volunteer or Donor, Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your support.
Mike Griffiths, Paul Handford, Rita Hindocha, Leon Spence and Mike Staunton.