We are delighted to announce that from 1st April 2023, Sutton Music Service will become a charity subsidiary of Cognus and be known as Sutton Music Trust. By becoming a charity, Sutton Music Trust will be able to build upon the history of Sutton Music Service and be better placed to ensure that we continue to help children and young people to make music with us, as we have done for over 50 years.
As Sutton Music Trust, we are entering an exciting new phase to create better sustainability for music education in the borough. It will open up different funding streams, enable access to charitable reliefs, improve our ability to reinvest in the service, and better respond to the ambitions of The power of music to change lives: a national plan for music education (2022). The Trust will be more responsive and flexible while continuing to benefit from the connections that Cognus brings.
Thank you for your continued support of the Music Service and music education.