Great news for Lewisham Music who announced today that they and Awards for Young Musicians have successfully raised £22,800 to help disadvantaged young people gain access to music tuition in the Borough of Lewisham.
The funding will allow 30 children to receive tailored musical support, including free weekly instrumental lessons so they can reach their potential.
Each child (Years 5-6 Primary and Years 7-8 Secondary) will receive two years of paid instrumental music lessons, an individual learning plan, an annual bursary of £150, and regular participatory music experiences run by Lewisham Music. Applicants need to be from a family that is struggling to meet the costs of learning an instrument and/or those experiencing barriers to accessing music education.
The money was raised as part of The Childhood Trust’s Champions for Children campaign, supporting vulnerable children affected by the coronavirus.