Donations, Grants, Bursaries and Sponsorships

The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain (NYWO) gratefully accepts donations, grants and sponsorships from generous individuals and organisations. We wish to thank and recognise those who support NYWO and make such a difference.

Our current supporters and sponsors are:

The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The John Fletcher Trust – Help Musicians UK

The Marsh Christian Trust

Dr. Ursula Jones, PhD, OBE

Mr & Mrs Warren Harris

The Minty Family


“The John Lewis Partnership has been supporting the National Youth Wind Orchestra (NYWO) for over twenty-five years.  The Partnership aims to help organisations which encourage an enjoyment of music among young people and which foster the next generation of musicians in specialist ways which are vitally important, but are not well supported by the main grant-givingNigel-Brotherton-Crop-300x234 bodies.  This precisely describes NYWO, which gives talented young musicians the opportunity to develop the techniques of  wind, brass (and percussion) playing alongside their peers in ways that are just not possible through the one-to one teaching and full multi-disciplinary orchestras which form the mainstream of music teaching.  As a result NYWO helps its members to decide whether they wish to pursue a career in music and to gain the early confidence and professionalism needed to succeed in their career.  The quality of teaching and learning is high, as demonstrated in the exceptionally fine performances given in their end-of-course concerts (and in 2012 at a BBC Prom).  On a limited budget, NYWO makes a disproportionately large impact on the future of music-making in this country.  The John Lewis Partnership is proud to support them.”


Nigel BrothertonMusic Advisor to the Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership

Make a donation

Please help us in our mission to educate young musicians, nurture their talent and help them realise their potential.

Contributions of all amounts are most welcome. Whether you are NYWO alumni, an appreciative audience member, or simply someone who wants to help, we hope that you will be inspired to help us in our endeavours to raise funds. We want you to feel rewarded for helping to shape and develop our young musicians. If you would like to find out more about supporting The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain, please contact us through our “Contact Us” page.

If, like us, you believe in young musicians, education and the power of music, why not become a part of NYWO’s success.