Making Music Award for Orchestra

Solihull Symphony Orchestra has won an award under West Midlands Making Music Small Training Grants scheme

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Since its formation SSO has received support from a number of sponsors, but the pattern has been erratic. The purpose of this project is to enable us to secure a regular flow of funds through business sponsorship, awards from grant making bodies and support from individuals. The project aims to involve all members of the orchestra, and train them towards being better able to build and sustain the organisation.

There will be three phases. Phase 1 will involve all members of the orchestra in listing relevant personal contacts, and organisations, Phase 2 will include a training school with input from Making Music and other experts open to all members of the orchestra resulting in the production of a database, draft letters and other sponsorship documents. Phase 3 will include the distribution of documentation, press and other media publicity, follow up calls and visits, and the creation of dedicated pages on the orchestra’s website. Funding of the project will last until the end of 2008.

The ultimate target is to achieve at least £1,000 per year from a combination of business supporters, business sponsors and grants, which would enable the orchestra to be self-sustaining and better able to achieve its musical and charitable objectives.

Any organisations interested in being associated with the orchestra are invited to get in touch.

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