We are currently looking to strengthen our board to support us in re-establishing our core programme and returning to pre-pandemic levels of activity, whilst developing the foundations for future expansion. In order to achieve our growth objectives, we need to market ourselves into new areas, as well as adapt our business model and operating base to support this growth. We also need to expand our fundraising base, in particular focusing on increased corporate giving, so we create long-term funding streams.
Our Board of Trustees consists of nine people who all come from different professional backgrounds and have a range of experiences. We are seeking four new Trustees, including a Treasurer and Charity Secretary. In Trustees, we look for people who are passionate about what we do, who can contribute to our expansion plans and who can challenge our current thinking and processes in a constructive way. Prior experience as a charity trustee is not required.
As a Board, we meet four times a year, but depending on your skills, contacts and time, there are a number of ongoing initiatives that Trustees can get involved in and contribute to.
What are we looking for?
The most important credential for anyone on our Board is that they understand what Apollo Music Projects does, the benefits to children it brings, and are passionate about helping us secure our future. As such, it is not a prerequisite to have prior experience as a Trustee on a charity Board.
Apollo Music Projects is committed to building a board which is reflective of the communities it serves. Therefore, applications are particularly welcome from candidates from minority ethnic backgrounds.
If you are interested in getting involved or would like to find out more about becoming a Trustee, we would love to hear from you – please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We are pleased to announce that have been awarded a grant of £5000 from the John S Cohen Foundation. We are extremely grateful to the Foundation for their ongoing support of our work, and we’re delighted that this grant will go towards ensuring as many children as possible are able to experience live music this year.
We are delighted to have received a 3-year grant from the Three Monkies Trust. This year’s funding will go towards our schools’ programme for 2021-22. After such a difficult year we are especially grateful for the longer-term funding which will support our future programmes, enabling us to work with even more children in years to come. Apollo Music Projects would like to thank the trustees of Three Monkies for their ongoing support of our work.
As well as more than 100 live workshops, we were delighted to be able to deliver our chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra concerts online in the summer term. We organised film screenings in each school, with a musician from the orchestra going in to introduce the concert and answer the children’s questions. We were so sad not to be able to welcome all the children to Hackney Empire this year, but thrilled that they have been able to experience the concerts in the comfort of their own schools. Or in the cases of pupils who were self isolating, in the comfort of their own homes!
You can watch both concerts on our YouTube channel.