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As a charitable trust we support, educate and nurture songwriters and composers so they can keep making the music that the world loves.

This is a time of crisis for many songwriters and composers. Livelihoods are under threat and Covid-19 has made long-standing inequalities in the music industry far worse. Opportunities for creators starting out have reduced and the recorded music market rewards a tiny minority of artists and large corporations while failing to support the majority.

But we can make a difference, and you can help.

Talent Lifeline Appeal

"We can build a brighter future for music if we educate and empower our songwriters."
Nadine Shah, songwriter and singer.

We have launched a Talent Lifeline Appeal to help us support the thousands of songwriters and composers who find it increasingly hard to maintain their careers.

With your help we can help our incredibly talented community of songwriters and composers to access education, development, support and inspiration.

Your support will help those in most need of access to vital training, mentoring, apprenticeships, career development and access to opportunities.

The Ivors Academy Trust, a charity registered in England & Wales, number 1080325.

The David Ferguson Legacy

David Ferguson (1953 – 2009) was one of Britain’s most successful television composers. He served for six years as chairman of The Ivors Academy and was awarded a Fellowship, our highest honour. David dedicated much of his life to campaigning about the rights of songwriters and composers. David left a portion of his estate to The Ivors Academy Trust to support our education programmes.

Leave a Legacy

If music has enriched your life, or the life of someone you love, please consider leaving The Ivors Academy Trust in your will. Your bequest to us can be an effective way to reduce the total amount of tax liable on your estate. There are several types of legacy that you may wish to consider. Gifts can be a specified sum of money, a proportion of your residuary estate, or an item or asset. Your solicitor can advise you how to add The Ivors Academy Trust to your estate plans. If you have any questions or would like to discuss leaving a bequest to The Ivors Academy Trust, please do get in touch.

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