Donate to Community Music Victoria now!
- Just use the box to the right (or below on smartphone), or
- Join the monthly giving circle below
- Become a major donor
- Make a bequest in your will
- Volunteer your help or services - contact us to get involved
- Become a member of CMVic
Community Music Victoria is in an exciting phase, and we are busy doing what we do best: developing, implementing and delivering a rich program of music making opportunities and projects which are open to everyone.
By making a generous donation you will be helping us reach and engage with more participants across a broad spectrum of fully participatory singing and instrumental opportunities and get more Victorians making music together.
Any gift you can give will make a difference, helping to bring more music, more singing and more joy to Victorian communities. We'll make every cent of your donation count!
- Your gift of $15 could help bring a volunteer to CMVic HQ, enabling them to spend a day updating our gorgeous website with heaps of useful musical resources for singers, musicians and leaders across Victoria to use and enjoy
- Your gift of $55 could provide a full hour of expert advice, support or publicity to an emerging singing or instrumental group helping them grow and develop
- Your gift of $110 could provide a subsidised youth place, either at Grantville Music Camp, or the CMVic Singing Camp helping an emerging leader participate in music making or singing in a warm and supportive environment
- Your gift of $550 could help us put on a new workshop at one of our events.
- A gift of $1,000 could help support the production of our next songbook, enabling singing leaders bring new songs to life for choirs across Victoria.
- Any smaller donation would help support the work we do with the hundreds of music groups and leaders throughout Victoria.
Community Music Victoria is an independent, not-for-profit, membership based organisation which relies on a mix of Government funding, membership fees, sponsorship and your donation to exist. Your support is fundamental to the future of CMVic and to our broadening the take up of community music making in Victoria. Through your efforts, over the last couple of years we’ve been able to:
- Create hundreds of new songs and tunes to share with our communities at over a dozen major festivals and events
- Provide mentoring support all over Victoria to over 30 new singing and playing groups with unique benefits for communities, including the stroke support group in Geelong, and the Singlish project in Brimbank which supports the learning of English as a second language
- Involve a growing number of young people in the making of music for the first time; youth led workshops at our numerous residential camps are creating a whole new participation and leadership culture
- Support our growing network of a hundred or more singing and playing leaders by putting on events where skills and materials are freely shared
To see all of the amazing things your support helped us achieve over the course of 2016, read our annual report here.
We have a lot of great projects on the go and more waiting for the money to happen. If you would like to talk about supporting one of these great projects, contact our Fundraising Coordinator, John Howard, John@cmvic.org.au or 0430 120 436.
- StreetSounds, a major 3-year project funded by Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and RE Ross Trust. More funds required to ensure the new Street Bands can be self-sustaining . $100 a week for mentoring and support, and $1500 to support an instrumental leadership gathering.
- Singing from Country, first stage funded by the Regional Arts Fund through Regional Arts Victoria culminated in a performance at the Castlemaine State Festival. $15,000 needed for each bio-region in Victoria.
- Sing English in conjunction with the Urban Lyrebirds successfully ran workshops in Shepparton for EAL teachers. What a great project! Funds needed to run in many other areas. Around $14,000 for each area.
- 4M - Making Marimbas Making Music. Recently completed project funded by Australian Unity. With more funding we can take this project into schools who are crying out for it. $3000 for each school.
- Singing for Inclusion: a partnership with Creativity Australia to help singing leaders learn how to be truly inclusive. Funded by RE Ross Trust. CA are applying for funds to run again in 2018.
- Voices of Peace – Assyrian Women’s Choir. $8500 to establish a repertoire of traditional Assyrian songs to share at public events and at private group events, write a theme song /anthem for the group written with songwriter and singing facilitator Sarah Mandie. The song will be a expression of their identity, experience and hopes in the context of our society. The project will enable the group to be sustainable with women from the group receiving support to step into the role of singing group leader.
- Reviewing Leadership Training: $3500 to fund a series of meetings between core CMVic leadership trainers to review this central aspect of CMVic’s work and to assess the best way to keep it all happening.
By making a bequest in your will to Community Music Victoria Inc (CMVic) you can ensure that more and more people in Victoria experience the joys of participating in music making well into the future. Bequests allow CMVic to continue working towards our vision for all Victorians to have access to participatory music making.
There are several types of bequest you can make in your will:
- Specific bequest - a specific sum of money, or a nominated asset
- A percentage - a nominated percentage of your Estate
- Residual - what remains of your Estate after all debts have been paid and other gifts distributed
If you have not yet made a will we suggest you seek advice from a solicitor. In doing so please consider a gift to Community Music Victoria.
If you would like to proceed, below is some suggested wording for inclusion in your Will:
“After payment of all my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, Probate and Estate Duty and taxes payable in respect of my Estate, I DIRECT my Trustee/s to hold the residue of my Estate UPON TRUST as follows:
Option 1. To pay the sum of (insert amount in words) DOLLARS ($........) to COMMUNITY MUSIC VICTORIA INCORPORATED (ABN 76 301 015 584) of Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne for its general purposes. OR
Option 2. To pay (insert amount) percentage of my residuary Estate to COMMUNITY MUSIC VICTORIA INCORPORATED (ABN 76 301 015 584) of Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne for its general purposes. OR
Option 3. To pay the whole of my residuary Estate to COMMUNITY MUSIC VICTORIA INCORPORATED (ABN 76 301 015 584) of Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne for its general purposes."
Thank you for your generosity. Your legacy will make a difference and give others a valuable opportunity to enrich their lives through music making.
If you intend to make a bequest to CMVic we'd love for you to get in touch with us. By informing us of your plans you will be assisting us with future planning and provide us with the opportunity to thank you personally.
For more information, please contact our Fundraising Coordinator, John Howard, on 03 9662 1162 or firstname.lastname@example.org