Support Musical Education for Mental Health Recovery

Annual Fundraising Appeal: Converge Music Courses

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About Converge Music Courses

For many people experiencing mental health problems, accessing educational opportunities can be difficult. 

Converge Music Courses offer mental health service users in Leeds the opportunity to access high quality music courses within a safe and supportive environment.

Help us introduce someone to the power of music-making.


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The Difference We Make

Converge Music Courses aim to challenge negative attitudes towards mental health, create new learning opportunities and inspire both participants and students.

We work with mental health charity Leeds Mind to provide a selection of music courses - including songwriting and choral singing.

Our musical courses give individuals the chance to discover 'their voice', build confidence and raise levels of self-esteem.


"The Converge project confirms that music is for everyone. The students had a sense of ownership because we asked them to write and present songs each week. These are some of the best songs you'll ever hear - they are bursting with creativity and flavour. The students have been able to build their confidence not only in music but in themselves."

Ainsley Johns, Converge Songwriting Supervisor

How You Can Help

We rely on additional funding to make this project happen each year. Become a supporter of Converge Music Courses and with your help, we can grow our provision – reaching even more individuals in need.

Whether you'd like to make a one-off donation or give on a regular basis, each and every donation will help us change a life.

Find out how your donation will make a difference below.

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The Difference Your Donation Will Make

£30 - could buy a selection of sheet music to introduce new and challenging music to participants

£50 - could enable a student to discover a new form of expression by contributing towards the cost of musical equipment for use within classes

£100 - could cover the cost of travel and learning materials for a full term for an individual who might otherwise be unable to afford to take part

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Become a Regular Giver

Regular donations allow you to spread the cost of your donation and help us to plan ahead.

Starting from as little as £5, monthly donations will ensure Converge Music Courses continue to run for years to come.


Donate via Standing Order
Donate with Justgiving

Donate via Cheque

 1. Download, print and complete this form.

2. Send completed form and cheque to:

The Development Office
Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill

Please make cheques payable to Leeds College of Music.

Make a Regular Donation

Become a regular giver by setting up a standing order using the form below.

1. Download, print and complete this form.

2. Send completed form to:

The Development Office
Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill

Alternatively, set up a regular donation online via JustGiving

Find Out More

Interested in finding out more about the ways you can support Leeds College of Music?


Telephone: 0113 222 3438 / 0113 222 3485

All funds raised will go towards supporting Converge Music Courses at Leeds College of Music.

Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.

Converge and its logo is a trademark of York St John University.


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