We did it thanks to you!
We’re delighted to say that our 2022 appeal has beaten its target, raising a grand total of £44,889.33! On behalf of everyone at LYC we would like to say a huge thank you to all of our donors, and to our match funding champions The Childhood Trust and China Construction Bank.

From midday 14 – 21 june, we’re raising £40,000 to ensure that there are no barriers to LYC for young Londoners.

London Youth Choirs has been chosen once again by The Childhood Trust to participate in the annual Champions for Children online appeal. It’s a ringing endorsement of the exceptional musical education and wellbeing support LYC continues to provide for our young members across the whole of London. 

We are fundraising for our Financial Assistance Fund, which ensures that we can subsidise all membership fees and offer free places at LYC to those young people who need them. This is especially important at this time, as we will be launching two new choirs in the next year, bringing the total number of LYC choirs to 10, and making LYC’s wonderful choral training accessible to more young people in the capital.


“The Childhood Trust is delighted to be the Champion Funder for London Youth Choirs once again. LYC has managed to retain and build choir membership during this challenging time and their work has never been more important for disadvantaged young people across London.”

Laurence Guinness

CEO, The Childhood Trust

The difference LYC makes

London Youth Choirs is about so much more than learning to sing. LYC teaching raises confidence and aspiration levels in young people, some of whom come from challenging circumstances and have little support at home. 

Over the past nine years, membership has grown to over 300 and we know that more young people are wanting to join. 

My daughter is honestly so happy on rehearsal days. I can see the joy in her eyes again and that is because of the friendships and skills she has made at LYC. It means more than I can say

Parent of an LYC West member

“LYC is like a family to me. The staff members are so kind, caring and considerate. They make me feel welcome. They see me as a person who has a lot to offer and not just as a number or a person with issues. The good advice that I received from the staff members helped me when I was going through a difficult time.”
LYC member


Champions for Children is a wonderful opportunity for you to double the impact of your donation to London Youth Choirs.  Every pound you donate to our Appeal will be matched by The Childhood Trust and our generous sponsor, China Construction Bank, so your kind gift will be doubled. And if you add Gift Aid to your donation, it will be worth even more! Take a look: 


Your £20 donation can be worth £45 to LYC!

£20 + £20 Big Give match + £5 Gift Aid = £45


Your £100 donation can be worth £225 to LYC!

£100 + £100 Big Give match + £25 Gift Aid = £225


Your £500 donation can be worth £1,125 to LYC!

£500 + £500 Big Give match + £125 Gift Aid = £1,125



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