Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Brit Trust reaches £20m milestone

12:01, 6th November 2017

The Brit Trust has awarded £20m since it was established in 1989.

The biggest beneficiaries are the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon and music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins. Other good causes to receive funding include War Child, Save The Children, Chicken Shed, The Prince’s Trust, Music Support, Key4Life and Drugscope.

The Trust has also helped support other educational establishments including Birmingham Ormiston Academy and the recently launched East London Arts and Music academy in Bromley-by-Bow, and it is funding the BPI’s new BRITs Apprentice Scheme, which aims to help young people get a foot on the ladder of the music industry.

Entirely funded by the recorded music industry, principally through the BRIT Awards, the Trust aims to give young people of all backgrounds a chance to express their musical creativity regardless of race, class, gender or ability.

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