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Support our Activities for Children and Young People

Every year, over 30,000 children and young people across the North East experience the joy of music thanks to Sage Gateshead’s activities, both in the building and beyond.

For many of these young people, the impact is truly life changing: their musicianship, self-esteem, confidence, life chances and future health can improve while social skills, aspirations and academic attainment levels develop, too.

Opportunities to take part in music in schools are declining. That’s why we need your help to educate, stimulate and inspire more children and young people – especially those who might not otherwise have that opportunity. Background and circumstance must not be a barrier to participation.

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More ways to donate

As a charity, we rely on donor support to sustain many of these life-enriching music-making opportunities for children and young people. Whether you choose to make a regular donation or a single gift, your support will make a positive impact on the lives of young people today.

Ways to give:

  • Regular Direct Debit – on a monthly or quarterly basis. These gifts are particularly helpful as they enable us to better plan for future needs.
  • Text message – to donate £10, text GIFT to 70460. You will be charged £10 plus your standard message rate.
  • Credit card, debit card or cheque – You can do this whilst you are visiting the building, over the phone or we are happy to post you out a donation form. Cheques should be made payable to North Music Trust, our registered charity name.
  • Online by visiting and selecting ‘Young People’.

To set up a Direct Debit or make a card payment, please contact Natalie Heath, Individual Giving Officer, at Sage Gateshead on 0191 443 5038. Cheques can be posted to Fundraising Team, Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead. NE8 2JR


What happens to my donation?

Donations made to our Young People’s campaign during the festive period will be used across a number of different project areas including In Harmony, CoMusica, YMP, CAT, Folkworks Summer Schools and Big Sing. Throughout December we will be showcasing stories from all of our different projects on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so head over there to meet some of the amazing young people your donation will support.

We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator, the independent regulator of charitable fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our registered charity number is 1087445.


Amazing people: Adil

Adil is one of Hawthorn Primary School’s violinists, who first had the chance to pick up the instrument through our In Harmony programme.

He loves to share his talent with others, and told us: ‘Playing a musical instrument is like a superpower. It gives you an amazing way of socialising and communicating with people about music.’

His mum is so proud of him:

‘He loves music & gives 100% to it. I’m so happy he’s found something he’ll always love and enjoy. He’s come a long way & his music has played a big part in this.’


By supporting Sage Gateshead, you are helping our talented musicians, tutors and workshop facilitators bring the joy of music to even more young people in our region.

Any contribution, however small, is greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Some of our projects for Children and Young People