Friends of NCYO

Registered charity no 1123478

We are recruiting! We are looking for enthusiastic and talented new trustees to ensure this charity is able to continue to work with Guildhall Young Artists Norwich in supporting the orchestra and nurturing the young musicians of the future. If you or anyone you know would be interested in joining our board, do get in touch and find out more about how you can get involved. Email

The Friends of Norfolk County Youth Orchestra is an independent charity. It was set up to foster and develop musical skills and opportunities for all Norfolk County Youth Orchestra players – especially those in greatest need of support.

It has also been the main source of financial support for the orchestra since 2019, heavily subsidising costs and supporting individual students with a bursary scheme.

Run by a group of volunteer trustees, any funds raised go directly to helping young musicians who would otherwise be unable to continue their passion and progress within music.

The Friends are vital and without them the NCYO would not be viable which is why the trust continues to seek support and donations to continue its work.

Support can come in many ways. It may be a small, personal donation or a business partnership. We are also keen to engage with organisations who are passionate about music and children’s development and who might be interested in running their own Friends fund-raising event or linking their brand with us.

You can support our work today by making an online donation or find out more ways that you can help to make a difference by visiting Supporting NCYO.


Richard Brooke

Mike Corrigan

Susannah Fraser

Nick Selby

Christoph Ruda

Friends NCYO would like to thank the following supporters who have provided grants to NCYO:

It is important that no talented player is excluded because of financial circumstances. Means tested bursaries are available and we also have a limited number of scholarship places.