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Ronnie Scott’s charity calls for grant applications

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The Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation has issued a call for grant applications for 2017-2018 to support jazz education.

In December 2015 Ronnie Scott’s jazz club launched the initiative as a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting jazz education programmes both in the UK and overseas.

According to charity, it ‘aims to ensure that music education is accessible to every child and young person, especially those who are under-privileged, by raising and distributing funds and gifting musical instruments to organisations that create or develop youth jazz programmes’.

Previously, the Ronnie Scott’s Foundation has awarded grants to projects that include London-based Young & Gifted, The York Music Service, the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association and NYJO. Between them, they have provided dozens of young musicians, tutors, rehearsal space and the chance to collaborate through music workshops.

In June, jazz musician and educator Pete Letanka will introduce jazz to a group of young people from the Soho Parish School with the help of internationally famed drummer, Billy Cobham.

The Foundation also supports In Place of War, an organisation dedicated to empowering the world’s creative communities in places of conflict and revolution with cultural skills training and exchanges – the Foundation will shortly be sending them a mixing desk for a small space with little equipment in a Soweto township that is developing a thriving jazz community.

To apply for a grant contact Fatine Boumaaz, RSCF projects manager at fatine@ronniescotts.co.uk  or foundation@ronniescotts.co.uk

Visit foundation.ronniescotts.co.uk for more information.

 

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