There are different ways that you can give to support the wonderful work of CLYO:


You can donate online using the PayPal button below. Using this, you can safely donate using a Credit or Debit Card, Direct Debit or your PayPal account (you DO NOT need a PayPal account to donate!).

Donate to the CLYO online with PayPal

To donate via cash or cheque, please contact us.

To give more at no extra cost to you – please Gift aid your gift by completing the form CLYO_Giftaid and sending it to The Friends of CLYO c/o ArtForms Music, Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson’s Corner, Pudsey LS28 5TA.  Thank you 🙂


All orchestra members and Friends are encouraged to seek sponsorship for the orchestra, as this provides the sort of regular income needed to plan the support of the orchestra through the year.

You can become a sponsor of the orchestra for a minimum donation of £50 per year. You might like to dedicate your donation to your favourite instrumental section!

By way of acknowledgement, we will:

  • Keep you up to date with the orchestra’s activities;
  • Acknowledge your gift in our concert programmes (unless requested not to do so).

If you have any questions about becoming a sponsor or supporting the orchestra in any other way, please contact Carolyn Shaw, Sponsorship Secretary at either or

To become a sponsor, please print off the sponsorship form (pdf).

All income raised by the Friends is used solely to promote the City of Leeds Youth Orchestra and to maintain its position as one of the country’s leading youth orchestras.

Since re-launching our sponsorship programme at the start of 2012, we’ve raised £1,300 from new and continuing sponsors, and as a result of their donations, will also be able to reclaim a further £200 of Gift Aid from the taxman.

Our sponsors now include parents and grandparents of orchestra members, former orchestra members and others who simply wish to support quality youth music in Yorkshire.

We are hugely grateful to our sponsors and to City of Leeds Music Education Partnership for their ongoing support.


We are very grateful to the Emerald Foundation whose recent generous donation will enable us to buy a new ‘A’ clarinet and piccolo for CLYO as well as providing other financial support for CLYO.

We are now seeking further sponsorship to enable us to purchase a much needed bass clarinet and a further ‘A’ clarinet.

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