Charitable Trust

The National Youth Harp Orchestra Charitable Trust

In 2017 the NYHO was awarded charity status (Registered Charity No. 1173047)

The NYHOCT’s mission is to continue to bring harp music to the attention of the wider public. As well as concerts, we are dedicated to taking the NYHO into the community with outreach programmes. Past events have involved members playing for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children, and care homes for the elderly. We want to formalize and expand these events which provided huge benefits for the recipients as well as valuable experiences for our youngsters.

We also want to support harp students fulfil their potential regardless of their economic background by setting up a bursary fund. In addition to providing financial support to those who most need it, we aim to buy a small selection of Harps so that members will be able to draw upon these as and when needed.

How can you help?


Donating to the National Youth Harp Orchestra Charitable Trust is the most direct way to support our ensembles and outreach programmes . All gifts are greatly appreciated!

Advertise / Corporate Sponsorship

Imagine your business’s name and promotional information on all of the NYHO’s posters, programmes and website. As a “thank you” for corporate sponsorship, members of the NYHO will come and perform at a corporate event of your choice during the year.

If you would like to make a donation, or are a company that would like to advertise / sponsor the NYHO, please speak to one of our volunteers or send us a message via our contact form.

Who runs the Trust

The NYHOCT is a charity run by a small group of volunteers:

Management Committee – Jamie Cordell (Chair), Tom Ainsworth (Finance), Kieron Munn (Logistics), Suzannah Munn (Administration), Natasha Harrington-Benton (Marketing & Friends Scheme), Katherine Jantzen (Safeguarding).

Board of Trustees – Ken Dulieu (Chair), Richard Bond, Cliff Cavender, Philip Rawnson.

Our Sponsors

The National Youth Harp Orchestra gratefully acknowledges support from the following companies and organisations.

Stanhill Court Hotel, Charlwood Surrey.

Jack Hayward Insurance Services