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John Lewis Watford looks to support local music groups

The John Lewis Partnership has a long tradition of supporting music in the community, and the Music Matters programme is designed to support groups which make an “outstanding contribution” to their local community through music. The programme makes donations of between £500 and £3,000. Groups and any type or quality of music that can apply are choirs, music groups, orchestras or bands. Also local schemes where groups need funding to start a musical group, or help for schools to teach music to young children.

John Lewis Watford in recent years has supported Beechfield School based in Watford, Collette school and YMCA West and Central Herts.

Jonathan Field, managing director at John Lewis Watford said: “Music can make such a difference to people’s lives - it really has the power to bring people together in our local community. We hope that through Music Matters we can go some way to help people take part in a musical experience that really has an impact.

John Lewis, Watford are looking for specific events or projects rather than continuing activities which need ongoing funding: all types of music will be considered: they can involve any section of the community however should not be routine events such as school concerts and should ensure that the event or project will contribute to the musical life of your community.

If you are interested in applying please contact Pearl Robson Community Liaison Coordinator, email

Deadline for applications back to John Lewis Watford is Thursday 10th March 2016. Late applications will not be considered.

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