Trusts and Foundations

Grants from Arts Council England, more than a dozen trusts and foundations, and support from London South Bank University underpin all British Youth Opera's activities, in grants ranging from £500 to more than £40,000.

For information about making a grant towards the work of British Youth Opera please contact David Balcombe, Executive Director, on 020 7815 6092 or

We would like to thank the following for their generous support:

Trusts, Foundations and Charitable Grants

  • The Big Give
  • CHK Charitites Ltd
  • The Boltini Trust
  • Dolly Knowles Charitable Trust
  • Fidelio Charitable Trust
  • GC Gibson Charitable Trust
  • Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
  • Help Musicians UK
  • Orr Mackintosh
  • Sophie's Silver Lining Fund


Leverhulme Arts Scholarship funded by

  • The Leverhulme Trust


The Basil A Turner Prize for a Young Singer is awarded on behalf of

  • Toni V Fell Musical Charitable Trust


Production Sponsors

  • Dr Genevieve Davies
  • David Speller


Performance Sponsors

  • Fanny Balcombe
  • Geoffrey Collens
  • Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis
  • Ellie and Professor Philip Patsalos
  • Perrett Laver


Major Donors

In addition to our sponsors and those mentioned elsewhere we would like to thank the following who have made major gifts to BYO during the course of the year:

  • Clive and Helena Butler
  • The Estate of Mr Cecil Cherns
  • Martin Geller
  • Finlay and Sally Scott


Adopt a Singer Supporters

  • Sir David Bean
  • Linda Beecham
  • Anne Burton
  • Judy Cobham-Lowe OBE
  • Marianne Falk
  • Annie and Richard Greenhalgh
  • Davina Hodson
  • Martin Saville and Barbara MacPherson
  • Annie and Dipesh Shah
  • Sophie's Silver Lining Fund
  • Anne Storm
  • John and Carol Wates
  • Major Peter Williamson MBE


Summer Hosts

  • Anne and Jeremy Amos
  • Vernon and Hazel Ellis
  • Judy and Graham Carter
  • Sue Mansfield
  • Sara Heaton