The Mayor of London's Fund for Young Musicians

The Mayor of London's Fund for Young Musicians (MFYM) was established to support and benefit young musicians across London, especially those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. In January 2013 the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the MFYM's Partnership Programme towards the provision of overall musical development to 7-18 year old musicians by creating partnerships between music services and London's top professional arts organisations. The Foundation's grant is specifically to fund the "Remix the Mix" project - a collaboration between Barking and Dagenham Music Service, Havering Music School and Bigga Fish.  This project is aimed at addressing a gap in composition and urban music production, combining classical and urban genres in a "Remix the Mix" orchestra of 50 students (aged 14 - 19)  and professional musicians. The Trustees were particularly impressed with the development opportunities the programme will give to young and emerging musicians.  Training is offered to children and young people at different stages of their musical development who are otherwise unable to progress their talent due to lack of local provision or financial hardship.  The programme offers enhanced musical experiences and challenges those with talent and commitment to stretch themselves and encourages young musicians to continue their musical studies.