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Over the last 16 years, we have continued to strive towards our vision, fuelled by our mission, and powered by our values. While over the years our process has evolved, our momentum towards supporting gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds has remained true.

Who we are
Founded in 2004 by The Duchess of Kent and Nicholas Robinson, we break down barriers, create opportunities and harness the power of music to transform the lives of young musicians across the UK.  

With over 4.2 million children living in poverty in the UK and thousands of children with exceptional musical abilities failed by society every year, we want to achieve an equal reality where all gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds flourish.  

Our programmes offer unique opportunities for young musicians to build confidence, develop personal skills, and enhance their musical experience. Our core is in the evolution of the young lives we affect; inspiring examples of musical talent and life development.
What we do
Programme

Future Talent operates two programmes supporting gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds across the UK:

•   Development Programme supports musicians aged 13-18 years old
•  Junior Programme supports younger musicians at an earlier stage of their musical development.  

Our programmes aim to support, develop and listen to the needs and aspirations of our young musicians by providing a range of development opportunities such as expert masterclasses, world-class workshops, one-to-one mentoring sessions and performance opportunities.  

Check out News to see the opportunities we have provided recently.  

Financial

Alongside these opportunities, we also provide our young musicians with financial support. Award amounts vary from £400 on the Junior Programme, to  scholarships on the Development Programme up to £2,000, per year.  

Awards can be spent on any musical costs throughout the year, including:

           •     Instrument costs
           •     Sheet music
           •     Tech and equipment
           •     Music lessons
           •     Examination fees
           •     Auditions

Check out Join for more information on our different awards.

Our Development and Junior Programmes are run by a hardworking team, including a dedicated Relationship Team, who are on hand to provide guidance, advice and support to our young musicians and their families.
Our Vision
To achieve an equal reality where all gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds flourish.
Our Mission
We break down barriers, create opportunities and harness the power of music to transform the lives of young musicians across the UK.
Our Values
Inclusivity
Our welcoming and inclusive culture: embracing a wide-reaching community of supporters, young musicians, partners, stakeholders and employees, regardless of background or demographic, and where under-represented groups are recognised and supported.  
Excellence
Our work ethic strives for excellence and the highest possible standards: across everything that we do to support our young musicians and their families to be the best that they can be, and across every interaction with our partners, supporters and stakeholders to maximise our unique impact.  
Transparency
Our belief in the strength of openness and transparency: an ethos which is embedded in our core operational, financial and governance structures, and which enables us to operate and communicate with integrity, authenticity and in an environment where trust and loyalty are valued.  
Vitality
Our optimism and spirit: a conscious and deliberate expression of our personality which reflects the energy and enthusiasm of our young musicians, and invigorates our community by creating an uplifting and refreshing experience across all aspects of the charity.  
Family
Our sense of family: caring for and nurturing our team, valued supporters and the precious musicians in our community, being present to celebrate the good days and offering comfort and kindness on the bad days, with consistent and unconditional love and a door that is always open.  

Support our young musicians.

By donating to our charity, together we can support more gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds from across the UK.

Making a monthly donation:

You can support our work by joining one of the following clubs:
Jazz Club: £5 per month
Classical Club: £25 per month
Folk Club: £50 per month
Rock Club: £70 per month
Select your chosen club to make your donation online:
Jazz ClubClassical ClubFolk ClubRock ClubOther

Making an annual donation:

You can support our work by becoming an annual patron:
Rhythm: £1,000 per year
Melody: £3,000 per year
Harmony: £5,000 per year
Amadeus: £15,000 per year
Select your chosen patronage to make your donation online:
RhythmMelodyHarmonyAmadeusOther

Making a single donation:

You can support our work with a one-off donation:
£15£30£50£100Other

Make a payment via bank transfer.

You can support our work by organising a payment directly:
Account Name: Future Talent Musicians
Account Number: 65023319
Sort-Code: 40-47-31
Thank you for your support.
We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of individuals, trusts and the corporate sector. Help us ensure the advancement of these talented young people, giving them an equal chance to realise their musical ambitions.