Pupils and young people in Surrey are set to benefit from nearly £3m for music education.
Surrey County Council has been awarded £2.9 million by the Arts Council England to create a new music hub.
It will bring together the council’s Surrey Arts music service, schools and other organisations including Surrey’s district and borough councils* to offer musical opportunities for all children and young people in the county.
The funding will be received over three years.
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games Helyn Clack said: “This is marvellous news.
“It gives us a fantastic opportunity to offer every child and young person the chance to learn a musical instrument.”
The new hub aims to work with the University of Surrey, the Academy of Contemporary Music College, G Live and Farnham Maltings and will become part of a network of 122 nationally.
For more information from the Arts Council England, follow this link.
* Surrey Arts will be the lead organisation. Others involved include The Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, and Arts Partnership Surrey, which includes the boroughs and districts.