Ulster Youth Orchestra

The Radcliffe Trust have awarded Ulster Youth Orchestra a number of grants since 2009, the grant in 2023 helped to support the Ulster Youth Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary Summer Residential Course and Concerts.  The project had a significant impact on both the beneficiaries and the organisation, this was shown clearly by the feedback from the young people:-

“Thanks so much for the phenomenal 10 days of UYO and giving me the opportunity to be a part of it, I learnt so much and got so many opportunities to speak to people and gain advice in pursuing music and I’ll forever be grateful for that.”

“UYO has given me some of the best memories of my life, I couldn’t recommend it enough. Like-minded young people from every corner of Ireland came together this year to make some unbelievable music, and we will never forget it.”

Finding funders in Northern Ireland has been difficult recently. The Ulster Youth Orchestra had reported that without this grant, they might have had to reduce the quality of the course in 2023.  They are very proud of their organisation and are reluctant to compromise on quality.