NCO is a charity which relies on fundraising to cover roughly half our operating costs every year and 100% of the financial assistance we give to make sure all young musicians can take up membership.

You can donate to NCO in many ways and every pound of your gift will be put to the best possible use - nurturing the talents of our youngest musicians and future musical stars. Please help NCO continue to transform young lives and make its unique and invaluable contribution to the richness of the UK's musical landscape.

NCO Summer appeal ♬

130 pieces, 9,100 parts, 50,000 pages.... Each year NCO spends a significant amount of money on hiring world class orchestral scores for our young musicians to explore and learn. This year we are launching an appeal to create our own NCO Music Library. Can you help us to achieve this?

If we can raise just £5,000 by December 2017, we will be able to buy rather than pay to borrow much of our music for 2018 onwards, and save vital funds over the next five years – funds which can go towards supporting the NCO Bursary Scheme.

If you can help, please email Kate or Vicky on or call the office on 01934 418 855. Even £10 can make a difference. Thank you for the music! 

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Legacies - The 1978 Association

Consider leaving a gift in your Will to the next generation of classical musicians.

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Easy Fundraising

One simple way to help us is by signing up to Easy Fundraising. Once you’ve registered NCO as your chosen charity, you can collect free donations each time you shop online through the website with one of their many big name partner retailers. We were delighted to raise over £400 within the first few months of signing up to this fundraising platform.

Donate with Easy Fundraising

I was very pleased to find out about EasyFundraising and how anybody can help raise money for worthy causes by simply shopping online at no extra cost. I am very grateful to the NCO for the wonderful experience my son has had - now it's my chance to give the something back.

NCO Parent


Although we strive to keep up to date and embrace new technology we are still happy to accept the tried and tested methods. If you would like to send NCO a cheque please make it payable to 'National Children's Orchestras' and send it to us at our office address. Please be sure to let us know your details at the same time.

Make the most of Gift Aid

As a registered charity NCO is able to claim Gift Aid on all eligible donations. To allow us to claim you will have to complete a Gift Aid declaration. Please contact us for more information.