Include a gift in your will

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By leaving a gift in your will, you can unlock incredible opportunities for thousands of young musicians that enable them to thrive, regardless of their background or where they live.

I didn’t play with an orchestra until I was 15. My school didn’t have one. I went into NYO shy, and I came out dancing on the walls! It develops your musical skills so much, but playing such amazing music together also gives teenagers more self-esteem, resilience and empathy for taking out into the world.
Ruby Howells

What your legacy means

Every year, hundreds of teenagers experience the joy, belonging and achievement that comes through playing and sharing music with others at the National Youth Orchestra.

By joining the NYO community and leaving a gift in your will, you can support many more teenagers to thrive, playing their part in music and in life.

We promise to use your gift wherever it will have the most impact for young musicians – opening up opportunities to learn, play and share music.

£1,000 could give primary school children a day of exciting music-making with NYO musicians, inspiring them to try an instrument, discover rhythms and ignite a love for music.

£10,000 could support a musician’s place in the Orchestra for a full year, including tutoring, travel, food and accommodation for the residencies and concert tours across the year.

How to leave a legacy

Leaving a gift in your will is an amazing way to support young musicians in the future. But we know it can feel a bit daunting.

We’re here to support you through the process.

Below are the most common types of gift. Whatever kind of gift you choose to leave, if you leave an unrestricted gift, we will be able to use it to help teenage musicians in the most powerful way and give remarkable opportunities to young people, regardless of their backgrounds or where they live. However, if you’d like your gift to be used in a particular way, we’re more than happy to discuss your wishes with you.

Residuary gift

This is when you leave a percentage or portion of the residue of your estate as a bequest – it can be allocated from what’s left over after looking after the people closest to you.

Pecuniary gift

This type of gift in your will is a fixed sum of money. It stays the same whether the value of your estate grows or reduces during your lifetime.

Specific gift

This is when you leave a tangible item in your will, like a precious instrument, shares, or even a house. Please do get in touch so that we can make sure we are able to respect your wishes if you are considering this.

I’ve got to where I am through the generosity of someone’s gift. It’s getting very hard to be a musician for those who can’t afford the costs that come with it.
Ynyr Pritchard

Here to help

If you are thinking about leaving a gift to support young musicians, our team is here to help you every step of the way. Please do contact us and one of our development team will get in touch.

Find out what it means to our young musicians

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.