What we do
Future Talent is a very special charity that gives financial support and guidance to young musicians aged between 5 and 18 who are clearly demonstrating outstanding musical ability or potential, but for whatever reason do not have the financial means to reach their goal.
We support musicians from all musical genres and awards are given for a variety of purposes including the purchase of instruments, music lessons, fees for specialist training courses and membership to national training ensembles such as the National Youth Orchestra and National Youth Choir.
We also offer advice and guidance to each musician and their families so as to ensure that everyone we help feels fully supported throughout their time with us. In this way, we are enabling our Future Talent Stars to aim high and make their musical dreams a reality. Thanks to this underlying philosophy, we have attracted the support of some of the UK’s most eminent musicians and educators.
Future Talent was formed as a result of one person’s experience of the limited opportunities for the development of musical talent in more deprived areas of the UK. After teaching music in a primary school in Hull for a number of years, Katharine Kent was aware that there were young people of considerable talent who were not being recognised or acknowledged. Consequently, Future Talent was founded at the end of 2004 and has grown steadily to establish itself as a nationally recognised charity.