We are appealing to you in this crisis to help support disadvantaged young people via bursaries and remote activities. We receive no government funding, and are completely reliant on your donations to widen access to the Arts.

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What we do

The National Youth Arts Trust widens access to the performing arts for young people aged 12-25 from non-privileged backgrounds.

We give bursaries for music lessons, dance classes and drama school (recall) audition and tuition fees to those who cannot afford to fund themselves, we set up youth theatres and drama projects in areas with little or no artistic opportunities and we bring children to the theatre – often for the first time.

“There are few options for young people who want to act but can’t afford the huge costs. The NYAT is one of very few organisations that help support this voice in continuing the journey and without their support it just wouldn’t be possible.”

Access bursary recipient (read Afolabi’s story)

“Music is everything”

As part of a series of blogs and interviews about young musicians that NYAT supports alongside partner ABRSM, we asked Shania, a talented oboist about what music means to her

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“I can’t wait for my lessons”

Lolly is a talented singer and musician with a vocal ability far beyond her years. So she could start her lessons and attend a local choir, Lolly was awarded an NYAT bursary.

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