City of London Sinfonia is grateful for support from trusts, foundations and statutory bodies which enable us to perform moving and inspiring music on the concert stage and in the community. CLS welcomes the opportunity to build new partnerships with trusts and foundations who share our interest in bringing music to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Your support would help us with the following activities:

  • New music commissions
  • National tours to areas with low arts engagement or local provision
  • Our life enhancing community and education programme, Meet the Music
  • Our accessible ticket and ambassador 5IVER scheme for 16-25 year-olds and students
  • Pioneering performance projects such as our informal CLoSer series
  • Our Crash Bang Wallop! series which offers families with young children (aged 3-8 years old) an interactive introduction to orchestral music

If you are interested in finding out how your charitable trust can support our work, please contact our Director of Development Lucy Howe on 020 7621 2807 or email Lucy.


Our Grants in Action

We are incredibly grateful for funding from Trusts and Foundations for the projects they support:

CLoSer, classical music in a contemporary setting 
In 2016-17, M&G Investments, the Kirby Laing Foundation and the Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation will be reducing ticket prices and making it easier for young people (aged 16-25 and students) to attend our concerts in contemporary venues, helping us cultivate young people's interest in classical music.

Music for Children
The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation is helping us bring music into the lives of children in hospital, with interactive music-making and educational concerts, so that no one is excluded from experiencing the positive, healing benefits of making music.

L'Chaim, Living Music
The Dunhill Medical Trust enables us to perform concerts in North London care homes, where many residents live with dementia or Alzheimer's, and enjoy classical music with their families and friends and afterward, conversation over a cup of tea with our musicians.

All of our work in health and wellbeing settings is underpinned by the MariaMarina Foundation, who believe in our ability to make classical music more accessible to children and adults in hospitals, hospices and care homes across London.