How you can help us

_1000496We have no endowment and no guaranteed source of income, so we have to raise funds constantly to continue our work of supporting young musicians.  All contributions, great or small, are warmly welcomed  –  they really do make all the difference.

You can help by:

  • Coming to our events.
  • Making a donation at –  if you are able to complete a Gift Aid declaration, your donation will be worth 25% more to us.
  • Sponsoring a concert.
  • Becoming a Trust Supporter.
  • Making a bequest to the Trust in your Will.
  • Telling other people about the Trust  –  what we can do for them and what they can do for us.

The Trust is run entirely by volunteers and has very low overheads, so we can promise that nearly everything we raise will go directly towards support for young musicians. In a typical year over 95% of all our expenditure goes on grant support.

“My name is Alex and I started learning to play the Alto Saxophone at the age of 8 at my primary school. I have progressed over the last 10 years with the help of The Richard Ely Trust to become the musician I am today. Being able to perform at various concerts around the Dorset area and helping to fundraise for the Trust, has helped me become a confident and skilled player. I am now working on my Diploma in music and I am so grateful to the Richard Ely Trust for their constant support through my musical journey!”

If you would like to become a supporter please contact the secretary at:


Download forms:

Become a Trust Supporter also available in pdf.
Trust Donation Form also available in pdf.
Trust Gift Aid Declaration also available in pdf

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