We are always grateful to hear from people who can help to support the work of NMPAT by making a donation. NMPAT is an independent registered charity and the lead partner in the county’s Music Education Hub, with no local authority support, and it depends on financial donations, alongside grants and fees payable, to enable delivery for our current young people and for future generations…
If you, or someone you know, could help to support this charity to continue to do the work that we do today, or with a future legacy, please see below some of the ways that you can contribute and make a difference – changing lives of children and young people, through music and the arts.
During 2015 to 2016 we received over £25,000 in donations from individual people. This money has enabled the maintenance and repair of our instrument stock, to continue the window replacement programme at the “Music School” in Kettering Road, Northampton, and to ensure that many more young people can learn to make music and to play instruments.
If you could help to support us by making either a regular or one off donation we will use that income to underwrite our activities and hold the costs of fees and subscriptions at a manageable level for young people and their families. Perhaps if you have benefitted from an association with us in the past, you might consider supporting the trust in for the future.
You can support us by making donations at our online donation portals: Virgin Money Giving and Local Giving, who will reclaim Gift Aid support if you are a UK Tax Payer.
NMPAT are currently taking part in Localgiving's Grow Your Tenner match fund campaign. This means that, from 18 October, until further notice, any donation you make through our Localgiving page will be matched by up to £10!
The campaign will match one-time donations pound-for-pound up to £10, and monthly donations up to £10 per month for the first 3 months. Each supporter can make one matched donation and or set up one Direct Debit.
Virgin Money Giving
Online donations can be made to NMPAT via Virgin Money Giving page.
Instrument loan donations
NMPAT has a large stock of instruments and is pleased to make these available to students to assist with their musical studies. We are happy to do this for free to students in their first year of learning. In following years the loan is still free, but we ask you to consider making a donation of £20.00 per term for the continued loan of the instrument. This is a voluntary contribution. However, please do consider that equivalent commercial hire rates would be between £30 and £300 per term depending on the value of the instrument.
If you would like to make a donation you can do this on-line via the NMPAT Parent Pay Shop.
Friends of NMPAT
The Friends Association exists to support the work of NMPAT, particularly the County Groups. If you would like to support this aspect of our work please make contact with them directly through the FNMPAT website.
A simple way you can support The Friends Association is by registering online with easyfundraising. This is a scheme where whenever you buy anything online – business purchases, personally, your weekly shop or even a holiday - you could be raising a free donation... it doesn’t cost you anything! There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, Ebay, John Lewis, Virgin Trains, Clarks, Boden, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Debenhams, M&S, Argos, Boots... who will all potentially donate a percentage of the amount you spend to The Friends of Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust to say thank you for shopping with them. You can install the easyfundriaising tool bar in your browser, or there is a smart phone app, which will prompt you whenever you use a retail site, where there’s an opportunity for a donation.
Anyone who purchases goods on line can nominate FNMPAT as the beneficiary for a percentage of their purchases and it costs nothing. For more information visit the easy fundraising website.
Gordon Robinson Trust
The Gordon Robinson Trust was established to give support to specific individual students displaying particular talent or experiencing specific hardship. You can find out more about the work of the
Gordon Robinson Trust on their pages.