Formed in March 2016, NDCO is very young but has big ambitions. We are a musical group run by musicians for musicians who are trying to bring the joy of music to our community and to put fun into people's lives. Please consider supporting us by joining the "Friends of the Orchestra" or by using our fundraising shopping links.
Our Fundraising Efforts
The North Downs Community Orchestra is a registered charity. Our funds come mainly from weekly subscriptions, donations, and concert takings. Our registered charity number is 1183074.
The money we raise typically goes back into music, helps keep our running costs down so we can be affordable for all, and is used to help us reach out into our community. Our fundraising efforts empower us to take on bigger projects, such as the ability to buy instruments for musicians to borrow, run musical workshops where we can give people the chance to find their instrument, give free concerts, and do so much more.
One of our priorities is to make sure the orchestra is financially secure in the long-term because that will free us to focus on music, fun, and reaching out into our community.
Please consider supporting an orchestra of opportunity for all -- we very much appreciate your support.
FRIENDS OF THE ORCHESTRA
Joining the "Friends of the Orchestra" is a great way to get closer to the orchestra, meet other supporters, and get involved in a whole range of activities. Your support, help, and encouragement also helps to safeguard the future of NDCO and enables us to continue our aim of bringing music to our community.
Friends also gain special insight into the orchestra through regular events, updates about our work, and “Friends rehearsals” which provides opportunities to meet the orchestra.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to those who have become "Friends of the Orchestra" and given donations to help with our expenses.
Membership to the "Friends of the Orchestra" starts at just £18 a year. Please contact us to learn more.
SUPPORT US WHILE YOU SHOP
If you shop online, consider using our Easy Fundraising shopping link to help us passively raise funds while you shop! You can carry on shopping at the stores your currently buy from and at the same prices, but each time you make a purchase the shop sends a little donation to the orchestra.
Here's how it works:
Visit this site to get started: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/northdownscomorch/
Select your shop and make online purchases as you always have. For every purchase you make, a small donation is made by the shop you are buying from to the orchestra.
Bookmark the fundraising link above, and visit the fundraiser link before making purchases.
It's safe, legal, and very easy to do. You can share this link with friends and family as well. Every penny helps, and a small action on your part can help us immensely.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop with Amazon, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.co.uk on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping App for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same shopping experience as usual with Amazon, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.
To support us while you shop on Amazon, find the North Downs Community Orchestra on AmazonSmile and add us to your charities. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
Every little bit helps us continue to advance, improve, develop, and maintain the North Downs Community Orchestra and its services.