Borletti-Buitoni Trust
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Chineke! Foundation

Chineke! Foundation - Community

Chineke! Junior Orchestra
Residential Summer Course

Founded in 2015, the Chineke! Foundation is committed to creating an environment in which young ethnically diverse musicians can generate a sense of ownership and confidence with classical music, as well as benefit from the wellbeing and enhanced social skills that come from making music together.

The BBT Communities grant will support the 2023 Chineke! Junior Orchestra summer residential course which provides opportunities for about 100 young participants to work intensively together. As well as improving their technical skills, this builds a stronger sense of ownership over the music and helps them form the friendships and networks that can kick-start their entry into music colleges, universities and professional careers which, in the longer term, will generate a more inclusive workforce.