Help change the lives of children and young people through music-making.

We want as many Worcestershire children as possible to benefit from taking part in musical activity. This is why we are building a music fund for families who can’t afford the full cost of music lessons and instrument hire. 

Affordability is the biggest barrier – if this is overcome then more children will certainly learn to play a musical instrument. 

Worcestershire school-teacher, 2019 

Ellie started to learn music with Severn Arts whilst being home-schooled and cared for by her foster parent.  Trauma in her early life left her with extreme social anxiety.  With financial support and a nurturing music teacher, Ellie was able to flourish.  

I have come so far in the past few years, and I couldn’t have done it without the help from Severn Arts.


I have seen her blossom both academically and socially.  I would never have believed that she would be able to participate in a music exam, attend an orchestra or perform in public.  I believe she is in a much better place emotionally as a direct result of the impact music has had on her life and this could not have been achieved without the help and support Severn Arts have provided.

Ellie's foster parent

Many families can’t afford the full costs of musical learning.  The Severn Arts Awards Scheme will be available for children eligible for Free School Meals, families in receipt of universal credit, incapacity benefit or pension credit, and also for Looked after Children and Previously Looked after Children. 

With your help, more children like Ellie can be supported through Severn Arts to develop their musical talents, build confidence and grow stronger emotionally. 

Our target is to raise £25,000 for our Severn Arts Music Awards Scheme and we’re already off the starting blocks with some generous contributions. 

Children who meet the Award criteria will get their first lesson FREE and then receive 70% off for the year!

By donating £10 today you can help a child, who might otherwise miss out, to kick-start their musical journey. 

Donate today!


You can also donate by shopping online through Easyfundraising and taking part in the Worcester Community Lottery.  

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