Could you help Yorchestra with a donation?

To provide players attending our courses with the best possible tuition and guidance, we rely on being able to engage professional musicians, supported by student tutors, who are all specialists on their chosen instrument(s).  This is why over 75% of our course fees go to cover tutor costs.

However, we also want to ensure that cost is not a barrier to children accessing what Yorchestra has to offer.  Donations are very gratefully received, since these enable us to:

  • keep course fees to the minimum needed to run the courses
  • provide bursary funding to help those who need financial assistance to meet course fees

Yorchestra is a registered charity, and is non-profitmaking, so every penny donated goes towards these aims.

How you can help

If you would like to support our work with a donation, you can donate in a variety of ways:


Donations can be made using a debit / credit card or via Paypal, through our donations page on the CAF website – just search for “Yorchestra

Direct bank transfer

Please use the following details:

  • Account number: 00009419
  • Sort code: 40-52-40
  • Reference:  initial, surname and the word “GIFT” – eg “JSmithGIFT”

By post

Please send a cheque payable to “Yorchestra” and with the word “GIFT” on the reverse to

Yorchestra Treasurer, 52 Westminster Road, York YO30 6LY

Or if you are making a donation at the same time as applying for a place on one of our courses, simply tick the relevant box on the online course application form, and add the amount of your donation to the amount of your course fee when making payment by bank transfer or cheque.

Even a small donation will make a big difference.   Thank you!

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase any donation you make at no extra cost to yourself by completing a Gift Aid declaration.  With a Gift Aid declaration, Yorchestra can reclaim 25p for every £1 donated.


Click here to complete our online Gift Aid declaration formGift Aid form

If you prefer to complete a Gift Aid declaration on a paper form, you can download one here:

Download a Gift Aid Declaration Form



Our Supporters

Yorchestra gratefully acknowledges the generous support received from (amongst others):