Welcome to the Universal Music UK Sound Foundation

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and now generously supported by Universal Music. The Foundation’s aim is to improve access to music education in the UK & Ireland.

UMUKSF Awards

The Foundation has helped over 7,000 schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment.

Bursary Colleges

The Foundation has created vital bursaries at eleven music colleges and organisations to assist music students in need of financial support. The organisations represent a high standard of traditional, classic and modern music study across the UK.

Applications now open

We are now accepting applications for our next round of funding which will be offered in October 2022. Please visit the apply for funding tab on our website for further information – the submission deadline is clearly indicated on the application form, so please ensure any applications are submitted before this date.

EMI MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 21ST BIRTHDAY

REACHES LANDMARK £8 MILLION IN DONATIONS TO MUSIC EDUCATION ANNOUNCES NEW NAME – UNIVERSAL MUSIC UK SOUND FOUNDATION Charity celebrates a record £8 million donated to provide children with access to instruments and equipment, music lessons and bursaries, making the Foundation one of the UK’s largest funders of music education –  Renamed Universal Music UK Sound…

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In line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), that comes into effect May 25, 2018, we have updated our Privacy Notice. The full version of this is available at the bottom of the Home page of the website.


Donations

Would you like to help us keep music education alive in the UK? You may wish to consider making a one-off or regular donation, recognising UMUKSF in your will, funding a student bursary or undertaking fund-raising activities. Any donation will be acknowledged and passed on in its entirety to our beneficiaries.