Posted by Guillaume Chesnel on 09 Nov 2016 /
Grow Your Tenner – 2016 An appeal to everyone involved in our Music School – Past & Present
This year, Andersonstown Traditional & Contemporary Music School is celebrating
its 25th Anniversary, an important milestone in the development of our project having
been formed in October 1991.
Inspired by the legendary fiddle player – Sean McGuire the music school started off
small and offered only 4 music classes each week. We only had around 40 pupils.
Today, we have in the region of 650 pupils attending our weekly classes and we also
include performances, accredited qualifications, workshops, masterclasses and
career development opportunities.
While we are committed to preserving our traditional musical heritage, as one of our
primary / core objectives, in recent years it has become more difficult to sustain our
Help Us Through the Years Ahead
In an attempt to address funding cut-backs within the Arts and Community Sector,
Andersonstown Music School, are aiming to raise essential funds to assist the music
school in years ahead. Therefore, we are taking part in Grow Your Tenner, an
annual match funding campaign run by Localgiving. This is administered by the
Community Foundation NI that help charitable and community organisations raise
This is an amazing opportunity for our music school to raise essential funds for
Andersonstown Music School. We encourage all of you to get involved in whatever
way you can – be it as a donor or simply by spreading the word.
How it works
During this campaign, Localgiving will match fund all online donations of £10, (ie:
your £10 donation = a one-off matched donation that totals £20 for the School); they
will also match fund monthly donations, by Direct Debit, of £10 per month for a
period of 3 months, (ie: your £10 per month donation for 3 months = a matched
donation that totals £60 for the School). NOTE: If you decide to make a one-off donation of £20, only £10 will be doubled – however, if you make two donations of £10, both will be doubled and so on…
With the added incentive of your monthly donation being matched, it is the best time
to set up a Direct Debit for our cause. A regular donation will help us to continue
providing our services you and your children for the foreseeable future.
Grow Your Tenner 2016 will run from 10am on Tuesday 18th October until 5pm on
Thursday 17th November, or until the match funding money runs out. Remember,
only £10 denominations made in this time will be eligible for match funding!