Bromley Youth Music Trust
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Bromley Youth Music Trust   |   Where Music Changes Lives

Patrons' Scheme

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Patrons' Scheme

Patrons' Scheme
"Music changes lives"

In 2019, Bromley Youth Music Trust (BYMT) celebrates 25 years as an Independent Trust but needs your help to continue the work it does with children and young people, as well as adults.

Formerly funded by the local authority, Bromley Youth Music Trust needs £600,000 annually to operate and now has to apply for funding from grants. We rely heavily on the generous support of our Patrons to improve and extend the service we offer. In addition, our Young Musicians’ Fund (YMF) enables children to participate in all BYMT activities, either at a subsidised rate, or free of charge if they meet the eligibility criteria. We typically have over 200 children benefitting from this scheme each year.

So, will you now make a commitment to help BYMT change more lives?

Ongoing and regular donations can make a huge difference to the service we provide to the young musicians in Bromley. To download a Standing Order Form and become a BYMT patron please click here.

If you are a UK tax payer click here so that we can add a further 25% to your donation by claiming gift aid from the government.

Thank you.

Gerald Sterling
CEO, Bromley Youth Music Trust

Gerald Sterling

Why we support BYMT

"As a former musician I know the value of involvement with music and I am very keen that young people from all backgrounds have this opportunity. BYMT does a magnificent job in delivering this, giving young people memories that will endure for their lifetime."
Hon. Alderman Ernest Noad, BYMT Patron

"We believe that BYMT provides an invaluable service. The excellent quality of the teaching offered, together with their ethos of inclusiveness, are the reasons why Liberata is proud to be associated with them."
Gerwyn Baker, Managing Director BPO Services, Liberata

"As parents, we think the Patrons' Scheme is a wonderful way to contribute to a fantastic Trust which provides outstanding opportunities for young people."
Paul & Paula Bacon, BYMT Patrons

"We are deeply thankful that our daughter discovered BYMT many years ago, heralding a lifetime of involvement in music. We know that as Patrons our regular donation helps children who would otherwise not be able to afford lessons to follow their musical dreams."
Clive & Susie Shelton, BYMT Patrons

Your donation

As a Patron, your donation could help one of our aspiring young musicians in the following ways

£5 per month or £60 per year pays for one day of a holiday course

£10 per month or £120 per year will pay for membership of our weekday groups plus instrument hire for one term.

£20 per month or £240 per year will pay for one year’s membership of a weekday group or one holiday course.

£50 per month or £600 per year will pay for one whole year of tuition fees or membership of a Saturday Centre plus a weekday ensemble.

Patrons are listed in our programmes, receive regular updates from BYMT and an invitation once a year to a VIP reception.

If you would like to sponsor a Principal Player's chair in the Symphony Orchestra or discuss other possible benefits, please contact Linda Mason (details below).

LIFETIME PATRONS: A lifetime gift will make a lasting difference to many young musicians and performers. Please contact Linda Mason, BYMT Network Manager on 020 8467 1566 or email if you would like to discuss further. A package of specifically tailored benefits is available for Lifetime Patrons.

Thank you!

Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England
London Borough of Bromley

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane

020 8467 1566

Registered Charity No. 1031590