Our Magic Little Grant from Localgiving and Postcode Society Trust

We are delighted to have received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Society Trust. Postcode Society Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of the People’s Postcode LotteryLocalgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups. We received £500 towards our school programme, allowing us to bring the magic of live music to more children who wouldn’t otherwise experience it.

 

 

Job opportunity – General Administrator and Schools’ Co-ordinator

This vacancy has now closed.

We are very sorry to announce the departure of our General Administrator and Schools’ Co-ordinator, Dorothy Hoskins, who has been a wonderful employee and colleague for the past two and a half years. If you are an organised, enterprising and personable individual, passionate about the arts and about creating opportunities for children from a range of backgrounds to listen to and appreciate the magic of live music, please see full details about the post and how to apply here.

Welcome to our new Trustees

We are delighted to announce our new Chair of Trustees, Helen England, Treasurer Ian Hoggart, and new Trustees Karen Brownlie and Simon Curtis. They are all excited to be joining the board to help us move forward to further successes as we emerge from the challenges of the past two years.

We are also pleased to announce our new Charity Secretary, Susan Harrison. Susan has been involved as a freelance Workshop Musician and Orchestra Manager for Apollo since its inception, so we are delighted that she will be taking on this additional role.

Treasurer vacancy

Apollo Music Projects is looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. This is a wonderful opportunity to join the board of a dynamic and successful organisation.

“Apollo is a national treasure” – Sir Simon Rattle

Apollo Music Projects is a music education charity that transforms the lives of disadvantaged children in deprived areas through the magic of live classical music. We offer children an experience that enhances and enriches their education, giving them access to something they would not experience otherwise. Since 2004, over 14,000 children from primary and special schools in deprived parts of London have benefited from our programmes.

We are looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees.

The role requires an understanding of charitable financial practice and accounting and of financial management at an organisational level. Prior experience working for an Arts organisation is desirable. A full role description can be seen here.

The Trustees are responsible for the governance of the charity, and this is something that is of the greatest importance to Apollo Music Projects. The charity has a strong executive team of a CEO/Founder and three part-time staff, who are delegated by the board to run the charity’s operations and supported by the trustees.

The Board of Trustees takes on the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for all the activities of the organisation. They maintain an overview of policy and strategic direction rather than being involved in day-to-day operations.

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.