NO BARRIERS APPEAL 2021Part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge
We did it thanks to you!
We’re delighted to say that our No Barriers appeal has beaten its target, raising a grand total of £109,375!
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From midday 30 November – 7 December, we’re raising £100,000 to ensure that there are no barriers to LYC for every young Londoner.
London Youth Choirs has been chosen once again by The Big Give and The Childhood Trust to participate in the annual Christmas Challenge 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, and we are delighted to be back to live rehearsals after all the restrictions of the pandemic.
We are fundraising for our Financial Assistance Fund, which ensures that membership fees are NO BARRIER to participation in LYC. We want our singing training to be accessible to all young Londoners, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. We currently have 8 choirs and are aiming to have 10 choirs by our 10th anniversary in 2022/23, bringing LYC’s wonderful choral training closer to home for more young people in the capital.
“The Childhood Trust is delighted to be the Champion Funder for London Youth Choirs once again. So many children have missed out on arts and culture opportunities as a result of coronavirus: 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.”
Our target is £100,000
These are challenging times for arts fundraising and, since the start of the pandemic, we have been heartened by the loyalty and generosity of our supporters. That’s why we have set our most ambitious Big Give target ever. In the space of just 7 days, we need to secure £50,000 in online donations in order to unlock another £50,000 in match funding. Please help us to achieve our goal.
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 eight years, membership has grown to over 300 and we know that more young people are wanting to join.
“I must thank you all for the continuous support you have given us these years that have been so difficult for us. It has been a very positive activity that has helped us to slowly start to overcome our very challenging personal situation and opened up unexpected opportunities for B. Thank you all!“
“Thank you for everything you’ve done for us this year, I wouldn’t have survived lockdown without LYC.”
MAXIMISE THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION TO LYC
The Big Give is a wonderful opportunity for you to double the impact of your donation to London Youth Choirs. Every pound you donate to our 2021 No Barriers Appeal will be matched by The Childhood Trust and a generous sponsor, 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
UNLOCKING YOUNG PEOPLE’S POTENTIAL THROUGH THE POWER OF CHORAL SINGING
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