Why we need your support
Share our passion for music and give your support today. Our current revenue levels don’t cover the costs of everything we need and want to do, so we need extra help.
Sing for Pleasure is run solely by volunteers and we rely heavily on the generosity of our members and supporters. Throughout our history we’ve achieved a huge amount and our plans for the next decade are exciting – but they won’t happen without your support.
- Continuing our Young Conductors Programme, offering annual scholarships for talented young musicians
- An education programme to encourage school teachers to join our courses, keeping music alive in schools
- The establishment of a series of bespoke repertoire days for primary school teachers
- Reaching new audiences by establishing community choirs across the country
- A series of residential weekends for talented and gifted young children
We would like to do all of this – and much, much more. To make sure that we can, we really do need your support. Please contact our fundraiser to discuss how you can help further.
Launched in 2016, our tiered Scholarship Supporter Scheme allows businesses and individuals to play their part in shaping the nation’s choral future.
The scheme is structured to fully fund – or part-fund – scholarship places on our acclaimed Young Conductors Programme, either for one year or on a regular annual basis.
Subscribers to the Supporter Scheme receive acknowledgement and enjoy a range of benefits based on the entry level they choose (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum). Click on the relevant links below to download information:
A printable scheme application form for both supporter categories is available here.
Other ways to help us
You can support Sing for Pleasure’s work generally in a number of ways. Any donation, however large or small, always makes a difference. Please support our work today – thank you.
You can join our fundraising effort by undertaking an event for us. You can donate sponsorship monies from a local run or a longer trek, you can hold a tea party or a bridge night, or hold a local concert and donate any proceeds to Sing for Pleasure.
If you are interested in putting on your own event we’ve got lots of ideas and advice for you, including ways to promote your event and making sure it’s safe and legal. Plus, details of how to pay in the monies you raise! Please contact our fundraising team.
Become a regular supporter
Please consider making a regular gift to Sing for Pleasure by signing up to a standing order. Regular giving is one of the most effective ways to show your support and commitment; it helps us to plan for the future and ensures that we can develop and expand new work. Even a small sum – for instance as little as £5 a month – really does make a difference. You can give monthly, quarterly or yearly donations by standing order. Please contact us for more information.
Raise funds for free when you shop online
Shop with your favourite stores via Give as you Live, and a donation will be made to us without it costing you a penny extra. Compare prices and shop at thousands of leading stores.
Get started today by signing up here.
NEW for 2018: You can now also raise funds for us via Amazon Smile, again at no cost to you. Every eligible purchase will attract a 0.5% donation of the total order value – just remember to shop at smile.amazon.co.uk every time (there are browser extensions available to direct you automatically).
Sign up to support us here.
Many charities are remembered by a number of people each year with a gift in their will. Leaving a legacy is a fantastic way to help keep singing alive for generations to come and secure the long term future of Sing for Pleasure. For more information on leaving a lasting gift please email us.
Gift Aiding your donation means that for every £1 you give, we can claim an extra 25 pence from HM Revenue and Customs, which helps your donation to go further – and it won’t cost you a penny if you’re a UK tax payer (under normal circumstances). On top of that, if you are a higher rate taxpayer you can claim further relief on the donation in your annual tax return. It’s that simple! Download a Gift Aid form here.