Unlike many similar organisations in Europe and the USA, this orchestra does not benefit from any government subsidy. We receive no public funding of any sort and are therefore entirely dependent on the generosity of individuals, charitable foundations and corporate sponsors.

Support The YMSO

You can support the YMSO by making a one-off donation or by making a regular donation by standing order.

You can make a direct donation using a credit or debit card or via your PayPal account by clicking on the 'DONATE' button below.

If you would prefer to send a cheque or set up a standing order you can do so using these forms.


If you are a UK tax payer then the YMSO can claim Gift Aid on your donation. This means that the YMSO can claim an extra 25p for every pound you give.


You can ensure that the great tradition of classical music lives on through future generations by leaving a legacy to the orchestra. A bequest of any size is enormously valued and will give this orchestra the support it needs to continue its important work with young talented musicians. Should you wish to remember the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in your will please contact the administration department of YMSO to receive a pack that contains further information on legacy giving.

Corporate Sponsorship

With no local or national government funding, individual, corporate, trust and foundation support are an essential part of the YMSO's success. The YMSO can offer a range of sponsorship opportunities whether it's about showing your commitment to the community, increasing your profile, or looking after your clients or employees. We can create a bespoke package tailored to your business needs from the most intimate cocktail party to major galas providing great music along the way. If you would like to find out how the YMSO could work with your company for marketing and hospitality events please contact us for further details.

YMSO is deeply indebted to the following supporters:

Andor Charitable Trust
Baron Davenport’s Charity
Bluebolt Limited
Bircham Dyson Bell
CHK Charities Limited
Christopher Arnander
Clarenden Trust
Clore Duffield Foundation
Countess Joseph Czernin
Cultural Relations Platform
Dame Prue Leith DBE
Deal Charitable Trust
Derek Hill Foundation
Diana, Lady Farnham
Earl and Countess of Chichester
Gardener Schools Group Limited
Field Marshall the Lord Guthrie
Gauntlet Trust
Gerald Scarfe
J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust
James Bruxner
James Frost
Jane Asher
John da Luz Camacho
J Roger B Phillimore
JR & SA Brookes Charitable Trust
Kleinwort Benson for a Family Charitable Scheme
Lady Alexander of Weedon
Lady Duncan Sandys
Lady Gordon Lennox
Lady Inchyra Lady Jane Ancram
Lady Jane Rayne-Lacey
Lady Lever of Manchester
Lady Susan Hussey
Laura Nemeyer
Lenora, Countess of Lichfield
Lord and Lady Deben
Lord and Lady Northbourne
Lord Faringdon Charitable Trust
Lord Palumbo
Madame Michel David-Weill
Madame Odile Lombard
Marco Compagnoni
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hale
Mr. Derek Stretton
Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian Lyon
Mr. Anthony Mackintosh
Mr. Christophe Gollut
Mr. G. Mallinckrodt, KBE
Mr. Marc Mourre
Mark Morgan
Mr. Michael Fone
Mr. Robert Lacey
Mr. Simon Melluish MBE
Mrs. E. Gardener
Mrs. Gabriella Bassatne
Mrs. Loula Chandris
N. M. Rothschild & Sons
Patricia and Michael Herington
Peter Lewis-Crown OBE
PF Charitable Trust
Philip Daubeny
Princess Pignatelli
Professor and Mrs. Tom Shannon
Richard Wilson
Robert Gavron Charitable Trust
Roger Bramble
Schroder Foundation
Simon's Charity
Sir Peter Duffell
Sir Konrad and Lady Schieman
The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust
The Amaryllis Fleming Foundation
The Antony Hornby Charitable Trust
The Band Trust
The Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust
The Betteshanger Charity
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Dyers' Company Charitable Trust
The Eranda Foundation
The Ernest Cook Trust
The Foyle Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation
The Gibson Charitable Trust
The Girdlers' Company
The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity
The Hedley Foundation
The Hon. Lady Cazalet
The Idlewild Trust
The Joyce Grenfell Memorial Trust
The Lady Bonham Carter
The Leche Trust
The Mallinckrodt Foundation
The Marsh Christian Trust
The Mercers’ Company
The Orrin Charitable Trust
The Patricia Baines Trust
The Rayne Trust
The Woodward Foundation
The Worshipful Company of Grocers
The Worshipful Company of Musicians
Thriplow Charitable Trust
William Walton Trust
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust"
Clore Duffield Foundation"
Garfield Weston Foundation"
The Goldsmiths Company Charity"
Cultural Relations Platform"
European Union"
Foyle Foundation"