Support Us

As a registered charity, London Youth Choir (LYC) depends upon the generosity of individuals, charitable trusts and foundations and businesses and corporations to help us carry out our work. We are continuously grateful to all those who offer their support.

Your Support

LYC is committed to ensuring that no talented young person should be excluded from membership of our training programme due to financial circumstance. This is achieved through the provision of full bursaries for members from low-income families. In addition, as well LYC significantly subsidises all member fees, by 50% of the true cost (actual cost: £600 per annum, per member). In addition, LYC engages in outreach activities in primary schools throughout London through the Aspire programme, at no cost to the young people. Your support will help us to continue this work.

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How You Can Help

LYC 100 Circle

As the London Youth Choir firmly establishes itself as a vital part of music education in London, we look to secure our financial core through the formation of the LYC 100 Circle. The LYC 100 Circle is an exclusive membership of one hundred individuals, committed to supporting the choir through a minimum pledge of £1,500 per annum, for three consecutive years. As the London Youth Choir receives no government funding, this dedicated support is crucial in ensuring that LYC can continue to provide exceptional opportunities and support for young people in London.

To discuss the LYC 100 Circle further, please email Penny Lewis, Development Director at

LYC 100 Circle Membership
We are delighted to be able to offer LYC 100 Circle supporters a range of benefits to allow a closer relationship with the choir, including:

  • Regular newsletters and choir updates
  • Invitations to concerts, workshops and special events
  • Invitations to attend weekly LYC rehearsals and Aspire workshops
  • Complimentary concert tickets
  • Invitations to the annual LYC 100 Circle reception including an exclusive showcase

Sponsor a Chamber Choir Scholarship

Support some of the finest young singers in London through sponsorship of a Chamber Choir scholarship. Through supporting our Chamber Choir, you can enjoy a closer relationship with LYC with invitations to concerts and rehearsals, personalised communications and opportunities to meet with our Chamber Choir singers on a regular basis. We would also be delighted to acknowledge your support in our literature and online. Scholarships are available from £1,000. If you would like to find out more, please email

Become a Friend

We invite you to join our special family of supporters who share our vision and enjoy a closer relationship with London Youth Choir. By Becoming a Friend of LYC and making an annual contribution towards our work you will be helping us to:

  • Increase membership of the choir by providing more bursaries and maintaining membership subsidy
  • build participation in our ASPIRE programme in schools with little or no music provision
  • perform in more locations across London
  • invest in people; increasing staffing in pastoral Care, ASPIRE, marketing and development

There are four levels at which you can support as a Friend:

  • BRONZE : £50
  • SILVER : £100
  • GOLD : £500
  • PLATINUM : £1,000

Friends receive acknowledgment on our website and in programmes, regular updates on LYC activities, priority booking to concerts and invitations to occasional rehearsals and special events. All this, plus a warm glow from supporting the work of LYC!

To become a Friend of LYC, please contact Penny Lewis at