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.


The Foundation has helped over 10,000 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.


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.