We raise money from small grants and private donations.
To date (Apr 2020) we have raised (and spent) nearly £8,500 made up from the following amounts:
|30-Mar-2016||Private donation of £1,100|
|5-Apr-2016||North Tyneside Music Education Hub – initial grant of £2,000 to help set up the project|
|22-Jul-2016||John Lewis Music Matters – grant of £750|
|14-Sep-2016||Private donation of £300|
|23-Nov-2016||J.W.Mann Trust – grant of £1,025|
|26-Nov-2016||Private donation of £6|
|14-Feb-2017||Donation of percussion costing £81.22|
|08-May-2017||Private donation of £250|
|12-July-2017||Fee for band at Shiremoor Treat £100|
|24-Oct-2017||North Tyneside Music Education Hub grant of £500|
|17-Nov-2017||Community Foundation grant of £1,460|
|01-Dec-2017||Income from Brass Showcase Concert of £40|
|18-Dec-2017||Private donation of £500|
|4-Jan-2018||Donation of metal mouthpieces costing £243.10|
So far we have spent over £5,000 on instruments, music stands and other equipment, over £800 on insurance (4 years premiums), £70 on volunteer travel expenses, £120 to help parents bring children to perform at North Tyneside’s Got Talent and £130 on other incidentals. The grant from The Community Foundation (£1,460) has paid for a play day held at the Y Studio in North Shields and to take children to take part in the Wansbeck Festival 3 years running. We are trying to raise money buy better and different instruments for our continuing children to progress further, to organise visiting musicians to run singing and percussion workshops, and to take the children and their families to other music performances e.g. at Sage Gateshead.
We will also need to raise substantial additional money to establish a youth brass band for children of High School age, and to set up more brass groups in other Primary Schools.