The Big Give Christmas Challenge 21

We’re delighted that we will be taking part in The Big Give #ChristmasChallenge21 again this year, with an even more ambitious target of £24,000. That means we need to raise £12,000 online during the campaign.

From 12 noon on Tuesday 30 November until 12 noon on Tuesday 7 December, donations to our Big Give campaign page will be matched by The Childhood Trust and Friends of Apollo, Ian and Pauline Howat.

That means DOUBLE the donation, TWICE the impact. All funds raised will go towards our schools’ programme, and will enable us to bring the magic of live classical music to as many children as possible this year.

Here is the link to our campaign page, where you can have your donation doubled from 12:00 on Tuesday 30 November

Thank you as ever for your support.

Trustee vacancy

Apollo Music Projects is looking for a Trustee 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

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

The role requires a strong understanding of charity governance. Prior board experience is desirable, ideally in the Arts or education sectors.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. A full role description can be seen here.

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.

John S Cohen Foundation Funding

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.

Three-year funding success

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.