Music's Future Is in your hands

For 200 years, we have moved music forward.

With your support, we can help new generations discover, develop and master their craft – for the whole world to enjoy.

We need to invest in state-of-the-art facilities, to attract and retain the best teachers and collaborators and, most of all, we need to find and fund the talent that shouldn’t be overlooked. We believe that musical excellence matters, and that talent should thrive regardless of background.

Make a donation before 31 July 2024 and it will be matched pound to pound. This means that any gift, for any purpose, from only £1 up to £35,000 will trigger an equal donation for Scholarships and Bursaries, thanks to the generosity of one of our closest supporters.

Find out more about how your support is needed:

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Make a lasting difference

You can support us via any of the following:

  • gifts of cash or shares
  • gifts from trusts, foundations and DAFs
  • gifts via CAF or other charitable giving vehicles
  • planned gifts over several years
  • a gift in your will

‘Coming to the Academy felt like a pipe dream for me, especially as my family was homeless for a time. My donor made it a reality. I can’t explain how thankful I am.’

Sonny, MA (Vocal Studies)

Or contact Dr Matthew Ross, Deputy Director of Philanthropy, at to discuss next steps.

'I am delighted to lead this campaign because of my strong belief in the importance of music for the cultural life of this nation.'

Her Grace the Duchess of Wellington, Chairman of the Bicentenary Campaign