SUBSIDISED MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL
The annual fee to be a member of London Youth Choirs is £255 (this can be paid in installments). This fee reflects a £685 discount from the true cost of membership, one which we are delighted to be able to extend to every member of LYC through our fundraising. All members receive a complimentary concert t-shirt and folder.
We do all we can to ensure that talented young singers based in London are able to be a part of our choirs. Further provision for fees is awarded on a means tested basis, and is available at the audition stage and throughout membership. Both financial situation and exceptional circumstances potentially qualify members for financial aid. Receipt of help is strictly confidential and has no impact on audition applications or status of membership.
We are able to help with the following costs:
LYC membership fees were waived for the summer term 2020 and fundraising continues to cover ongoing running costs.
Successful candidates and existing members can apply for financial assistance to help with the annual membership fee of £255. We invite applications at the start of each term and can provide financial assistance for the whole academic year, provided there are no changes to circumstance. Families of choir members in receipt of 100% financial assistance receive free tickets to our concerts.
Candidates can apply for help with some or all of the audition fees (£15) when they apply to audition with us. More information can be found on the audition application form.
T-shirts and concert folders are provided free of charge to all members. In addition, members can apply for support for other compulsory concert items (such as black trousers and black shoes). These items are purchased on behalf of the member to ensure that financial circumstances do not hinder their participation in events.
Current members in receipt of financial assistance may be considered for additional support through the provision of an LYC Oyster card. In these circumstances, LYC will cover the cost of regular travel between home and rehearsals (plus events) via a pre-paid card. Please note that travel is only covered within London; members who travel from further afield will receive partial support for their London-based costs.
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