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WHAT WE DO

What We Do

Rebuilding music education, one instrument at a time.

TOTAL INVESTMENT… SO FAR

Over £1,000,000 across 22 London boroughs. We’re helping 40,000+ children get access to music education.

OUR FUNDS PUT QUALITY INSTRUMENTS INTO THE SCHOOLS WHO NEED IT MOST, AND INTO THE HANDS OF KIDS WHO WANT TO LEARN.

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MUSIC MATTERS.
WE MAKE SURE YOUNG PEOPLE DON’T MISS OUT.

85% of children have given up on music education by GCSE – with less than 10% taking it as a subject.

Austerity and funding cuts have hit music hardest – but we’re here to do something about it.

Music is a way out of the cycle of gangs, violence, poverty and crime. It’s a way into a £5bn UK music industry.

RESTORE THE MUSIC

MUSIC UNLOCKS POTENTIAL.

Music is a trojan horse of skills. It’s fun, but kids are secretly learning how to read music, improve comprehension and boost focus. There’s hand-eye coordination and social skills thrown in too. It nurtures self-confidence and expression.

What we love to see most is when a child gets into music who was struggling with behaviour. That passion and concentration then seeps into everything else they do. It’s like magic.

RESTORE THE MUSIC

SUPPORTING SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS

We work closely with schools to understand exactly what will help them, led by the music teachers. All of our funding is tailored to what they need, to have maximum benefit for the kids.

Head to our funding page if you’re a school or student who wants to find out more about how your school can get one of our grants.

RESTORE THE MUSIC

EVENTS

Our job doesn’t end when we deliver instruments.

We run events that give kids a chance to perform, and to be inspired by incredible artists and music brands.

We also hold an annual Gala Fundraiser to raise crucial funding for our grant programme.

RESTORE THE MUSIC

💋LIPS💋
London Instrument Program for Schools

If you’re a teacher or student at an independent school, use our LIPS scheme to get discounted musical instruments with UCanPlay.