› Join the CMVic Monthly Giving Circle31/Jan/2018
Join CMVic's Monthly Giving Circle! 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 to deliver across Victoria which are open to everyone.
As an independent, not-for-profit, membership based organisation Community Music Victoria 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 inspirational new projects in the pipeline awaiting funding, including the Voices of Peace – Assyrian Women’s Choir which aims to empower recently arrived and settled refugees from Assyrian Chaldean background to establish a Women's Choir. Singing together can heal and builds connection and reduces the pain of dislocation and loss from the persecution they have suffered.
If we could get 50 donors giving an average of $30 a month each - $1 a day – then that project could be paid for in 6 months without having to seek alternative sources from funding bodies. Furthermore, CMVic is a registered charity with DGR and TCC status, which means all donations above $2 are tax deductible.
And....all donations to CMVic over $2 are tax deductible! To read more or pledge to the monthly giving circle, click here.
It's exciting to be entering this empowering new phase and we're keen to demonstrate how more money means more music! Stay tuned.