We did it thanks to you!
We’re delighted to say that our 2022 appeal has beaten its target, raising a grand total of £106,467! On behalf of everyone at LYC we would like to say a huge thank you to all of our donors, and to our match funding champions The Childhood Trust and Convex Insurance.

Part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022

Help LYC transform the lives of young Londoners through singing and create community through choir all over London

Midday on Tuesday 29 November  –  Midday on Tuesday 6 December

Every donation will be doubled up to our target of £100,000!

For the past 10 years, LYC has been bringing together young people from across London to sing. Ensuring our musical training is accessible to all is at the heart of our mission. All funds raised will support the expansion of our teaching and 10th Anniversary performance programme, and help us ensure that every young Londoner can take part, by subsidising fees and offering free places.

Match funded by The Childhood Trust & Convex Insurance

“We are proud to be partnering with LYC because we have seen the positive impact of their music teaching on the lives of young people across London. By matching donations to this Appeal, we hope to encourage others to support their wonderful work.”

Paul Brand

CEO, Convex Insurance

“The Childhood Trust is delighted to be the Champion Funder for London Youth Choirs once again. LYC has managed to retain and build choir membership during this challenging time and their work has never been more important for disadvantaged young people across London.”

Laurence Guinness

CEO, The Childhood Trust



All young people deserve to experience the joy and benefits of singing in a choir, but for many these opportunities are not accessible due to cost or lack of local provision. Music teaching is consistently being sidelined in education and the cost of living crisis further impacts on this. This means young people miss out on opportunities to develop not only musical skills, but teamwork, confidence & concentration, which can be instrumental in allowing young people to reach their potential.

For all young Londoners, LYC is a place where you can learn, thrive & excel; a place of acceptance & encouragement where your voice means everything.

Our team of choral specialists can make real substantial change to the lives & ambitions of young Londoners. In January, we launch our 4th junior choir in the outer boroughs, bringing our total number of choirs to 10 and increasing access to the LYC Experience, bringing it closer to home for many. This year, up to 1,500 young people will learn and perform with LYC, including singing in our 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Big Give donations enable these important activities.

“Being in the choir has broadened my son’s understanding of people; his world has opened up because of it.”

Parent of an LYC Junior Boys member

I love LYC so much <3 it’s the highlight of my week, even though I’m busy with my A levels 🙂  Thank you for everything. I’ve made so many friends and learnt so much. I feel safe, happy and at home here and the opportunities are incredible.

LYC member


The Big Give is a wonderful opportunity for you to double the impact of your donation to London Youth Choirs. Every pound you donate to our Appeal will be matched by The Childhood Trust and Convex Insurance, so your kind gift will be doubled. And if you add Gift Aid to your donation, it will be worth even more! Take a look:


Your £20 donation can be worth £45 to LYC!

£20 + £20 Big Give match + £5 Gift Aid = £45


Your £100 donation can be worth £225 to LYC!

£100 + £100 Big Give match + £25 Gift Aid = £225


Your £500 donation can be worth £1,125 to LYC!

£500 + £500 Big Give match + £125 Gift Aid = £1,125

how your support can help


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