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Support us

There are a number of ways you can support our work. If you would like to be involved in securing Musical Keys’ future and being part of our impact, the information you require is right here.


Fundraise in your community

If Musical Keys has helped you or someone you know, have you thought about doing something to fundraise for us in your community? Here are some ideas.

Get sponsored

You can be as creative as you like with the activity you choose! If there’s something you already enjoy doing, or have always wanted to do, why not get sponsored to do it?

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Host an event

Are you able to run a quiz at your local pub, put on a gig, or perhaps organise a pamper evening? More ideas can be found in our fundraising pack (available soon).

Celebrate

A charity donation can also be a meaningful gift for a loved one – for a wedding, significant birthday or anniversary celebration. You can make a donation as a Christmas gift here.


Corporate Supporters

become a supporter

Is your business looking for its next “Charity of the Year”? Are your employees keen to support a local charity and make a difference in the local community? Do you feel strongly about Corporate Social Responsibility? You can join our Corporate Giving Scheme or work with us to create fundraising plans which will complement and enhance your brand. To find out how you can engage with Musical Keys and contribute to sustaining and developing our work, please contact Alison Cooper, Fundraiser, by emailing alison@musicalkeys.co.uk or by telephoning 01603 766690.

 Martin Hewetson of  Kent Carlyle Wealth Management  took part in a skydive with Lee Cooper (above) to raise funds for Musical Keys in August 2018

Martin Hewetson of Kent Carlyle Wealth Management took part in a skydive with Lee Cooper (above) to raise funds for Musical Keys in August 2018

As an example of the impact your contribution could have:

• £3,000 raised could help us get a new project off the ground or collaborate with another organisation to enhance our reach

• £5,000 can help sustain the delivery of a regular group either with young people living with complex additional needs, or our music sessions in care homes for older people living with dementia, for a year

• £10,000 could help us with our core administration costs, meaning we can confidently plan and develop work and sustain the future of the charity


our current corporate supporters

Portal Voice & Data

As data and telecommunications specialists, Portal Voice and Data Ltd are our longest standing corporate supporters, offering in-kind assistance with our telephony systems as well as financial support. Most recently, Portal has committed to renting their parking spaces at their office close to Carrow Road, to Norwich City Football Club supporters. In 2018 the initiative raised £1,300 #OTBC!

“We’re delighted to support the work of this excellent charity.” - John Corney Managing Director

Kent Carlyle Wealth Management

Financial advisors and wealth management firm, Kent Carlyle, chose Musical Keys as their ‘Charity of the Year’ in 2018. After an initial donation, Director Martin Hewetson and his son took part in a skydive along with an individual supporter and raised over £2,300 in the process!

“When I was presented with the opportunity to raise money for Musical Keys by jumping out of an aeroplane I quite literally leapt at it! Musical Keys is such a fantastic charity, who make a huge difference in our local communities and our business is proud to support them.” - Martin Hewetson, Director

Wensum Print

A carbon-neutral printing and design service established in Norwich over 35 years ago. There is nothing these guys can’t print or advise on, however large or small the job may be!

Wensum Print supply in-kind support through the print of our marketing materials. Their service is both fast and fantastic quality. We’re grateful for their support.

Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal is one of the East of England's largest and most successful theatres with over 250 years presenting theatre in Norwich.

Norwich Theatre Royal offer in-kind support through the use of entertaining & meeting rooms free of charge.

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Musical Keys is a charity member of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and welcomes the opportunity to engage with other members and local businesses.


Trusts and Foundations

We value the funding partnerships we have with Trusts and Foundations and the role they play in helping us to deliver our work. Each funding partnership enables us to increase our impact within our community. The support we receive ensures that we are able to continue to reach our service users, offering meaningful music and arts based provision and offering support to parents, carers and families. You can read more about our impact here.

Current and recent funding partnerships include:

A two-year grant from Global’s Make Some Noise in support of our Unite and Express work, covering six our groups in locations in Norwich, Diss, Quidenham, and King’s Lynn. The grant enables us to:

• sustain our provision working with children and young people living with complex and/or life limiting disability and additional needs

• support parents, carers and siblings; empowering them to cope and improving their wellbeing

• offer stability and continuity for families with young disabled children


Support from Norfolk Community Foundation in recent years has assisted us to:

• develop our reminiscence sessions in care homes for older people with dementia

• pilot a new music group at the Forum Library, working with young adults with additional needs

• supported our work with paediatric patents in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn


Our partnership with Youth Music to deliver our Equaliser project delivered:

• free fortnightly music technology workshops for young people with additional needs

• work in three locations across Norfolk for two years, from 2016-2018


A grant from North Norfolk District Council’s Arts & Culture Fund has enabled us to set up a regular music group for adults with learning difficulties, in partnership with Barrington Farm, North Norfolk.


The Masonic Charitable Foundation has supported us with a grant of £5,000 towards our ongoing core costs. Grants such as this are invaluable in enabling us to sustain and develop our work. Through their Helping Hands series, we welcomed a Freemason volunteer to our Creative Connections project in August 2018. Watch the film they made here to find out more about the impact their support has had.


Get in touch

We welcome partnerships with local and national Trusts and Foundations who are interested in working with us. To discuss how your funds can assist us to deliver our impact, contact Alison Cooper, Fundraiser, by emailing alison@musicalkeys.co.uk

Our thanks to Trusts and Foundations who have supported our work in the financial year 2017-18 and since, which include:

Norfolk Community Foundation funds:

Broadland and Meridian Mental Health and Well-Being Fund

Brighter Future Fund

Goodman Trust

Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Small Grants Scheme

Aviva Community Fund

BBC Children in Need

Bill Moore Fund

Breckland Council Small Grants Scheme

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Ellerdale Trust

Greggs Foundation

Higham Family Community Fund

The John Jarrold Trust

People’s Health Trust

Phelps Charitable Trust Silk Purse Fund

St Christopher’s Coach Fund Youth Music