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Together we can open the door to orchestral music for many more teenagers, regardless of their background or where they live.

We’re a welcoming community where 2,000 teenagers push their limits, discover new skills, and enable musical discovery for thousands of other young people.

Make a one-off donation

Share your passion for orchestral music by supporting thousands of young musicians to have the opportunity of a lifetime.

Make a regular donation

Ongoing support through regular donations ensures that together we can unlock the potential of many more musical teenagers.

a seat

Sponsor a seat and follow one teenage musician’s journey through the greatest adventure in orchestral music.

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The power of your donation

The support of the NYO community opens up life-changing opportunities for thousands of UK teenagers each year.

  • Our NYO Inspire programme is free to teenagers from all backgrounds

  • There are no financial barriers to teenage musicians taking their seat in the Orchestra

  • We reach 8,000 teenagers through Free for Teens tickets and tours directly to schools and youth centres

The Power of Your Donation

A lasting legacy

By leaving a gift in your will, you’ll play your part in supporting transformational experiences for generations of young people.


With your support we will enable teenagers from all backgrounds and different levels of ability to pursue music together in the face of extreme pressures and limited opportunities.

Corporate partnerships

Back teenagers to make extraordinary music in unexpected places and change their lives. Help us enable more than 10,000 young people a year achieve something incredible.

Contact us to explore bespoke opportunities to work together

Our supporter experience

As part of the NYO community, we keep our supporters updated on the difference their donation is making.

There are also opportunities to meet NYO musicians, enjoy extraordinary concerts and take part in exclusive events.

Help a state school musician shine at NYO auditions this summer

One musical tutoring session can be just what a young musician needs to transform their playing

Meet the young people your donation helps

The National Youth Orchestra is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. We value the generous support of our donors and follow the standards set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice to ensure that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.