EMI Music Sound Foundation


EMI Music Sound Foundation is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and to improve young peoples’ access to music education in the UK & Ireland.

EMI Music Sound Foundation has been the largest single sponsor for Arts Colleges in the UK, its donations totalling £1,400,000. With support from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, we successfully sponsored 36 secondary schools to become either Specialist Performing Arts or Music Colleges.

They are delighted to have helped so many schools achieve this significant change and, even though the programme has formally ended, maintain an ongoing relationship and constant interest in all of the schools.

How to apply:

A link to application form can be found on their website.


Deadline for consideration at next trustees meeting. See website for more info.

Suitable for:

Individuals in full time education to fund musical instrument/equipment purchase.
Schools to fund music education in the form of instruments, equipment and workshops (with the exception of statutory national curriculum music teaching)
Music teachers working within schools to fund courses and training
Bursaries for students at one of eight recognised UK & Ireland Music Colleges/organisations


EMI Music Sound Foundation, 27 Wrights Lane, London W8 5SW
Tel: 020 7795 7000

Chief Executive: Janie Orr
Manager: Louisa Rose
Charity Coordinator: Abby Lewis

Email: enquiries@emimusicsoundfoundation.com