MUSIC changes young people’s lives

friends of
staffordshire’s young musicians


The Friends of Staffordshire’s Young Musicians (FOSYM) is a registered charity whose objective is to advance the musical education of children and young people resident in Staffordshire.

Evie Higginbotham Winner of Senior Singer 2023

FOSYM supports young musicians through

Financial Support

Providing financial support to enable children to receive vocal and instrumental lessons and be part of ensembles

Musical Instruments

Supporting the purchase of instruments and the cost of music exam entries and auditions


Making awards to highly committed young musicians at various levels of attainment

Concerts & Events

Supporting concerts and events with volunteers and funding

FOSYM support is available to any Staffordshire young person up until their nineteenth birthday.

FOSYM is also an active member of The Music Partnership and acts as its Holding Trustee for charitable purposes.

FOSYM is governed by its constitution and its strategic plan