Warrington Youth Orchestra is predominantly funded by our members. However, in order to keep the orchestra accessible to as many children as possible, we raise money through concerts, fundraising activities, grants and donations.
In 2021/22, we were very grateful to Peter Sykes from Nisa Retail, Schmitz Cargobull and Accent Music Hub for their support. Kate, Carlie and Suzanne also donated their performance money to WYO, and many parents bought Christmas wreaths made by Fran and her team of elves.
But this year more than ever WYO needs your support!
How can you help?
Make a donation
In these difficult times, your donation will help us to keep supporting the next generation of musicians. Let us continue bringing the gift of music to many people who otherwise would not be provided with the opportunity. Every gift, large or small, really does help.
And if you are a UK taxpayer, your annual subscription will benefit from Gift Aid, increasing the value of your support by 25%.
To donate please contact us at email@example.com or complete and return the form below.
Match funding (match giving) or corporate support
Do you work for an organisation that offers a match funding scheme? WYO is a registered charity, and many companies throughout the UK offer employees the chance to boost fundraising efforts by ‘matching’ the money the employee has been involved in raising. Don’t worry, this doesn’t require you to give up lots of your time, and it can make a significant financial different to us. We’d love to talk to you about how we can help ensure we fit the criteria. Alternatively, other companies may offer opportunities such as help with printing programmes, etc. Please get in touch if you think your company may be able to help us in some way.
Please check with your employer whether a match funding scheme is already in place or if they would be willing to set one up; it can be adopted by any company no matter how big or small. Please check to see if you or any grandparents, uncles, aunties etc. could help claim matched giving.
Matched giving is already done by most large companies and can make an enormous contribution to us. In fact it can double our fundraising efforts. We used to have two parents who had matched giving but their children have now left; last year, we turned £1000 worth of wreath sales into £2000!! So it is incredibly valuable to us.
In order to claim matched giving, you usually have to do ‘something’. This year, you could put out seating, help at the ticket table or serve coffee at the Christmas concert, or help with wreaths etc.