The Amber Trust

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Registered address
64A Princes Way,
London,
SW19 6JF

Phone
0300 3239964

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Charity number
1050503

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The Amber Trust was created to help blind and partially sighted children, including those with additional disabilities, who have a talent or love for music. Music really is of special importance to these children. For some, learning to play an instrument or to sing, or being able to go to a concert, can add immeasurably to their lives. For others, many of whom have severe learning difficulties, music may offer a lifeline, helping them to reach out in a dark and confusing world. 

 •  travel related to musical activities

For all of Amber’s children music has a significant impact. It not only gives them great joy, it encourages them to learn, boosts their confidence and helps them to share their thoughts and feelings with others, opening up a world of fulfilment, independence and hope for the future.

With many blind children in the UK living in relative poverty, they suffer a double disadvantage. Their families cannot afford to give them the musical experiences that can make such a huge difference to their lives.

The Amber Music Awards exist to provide financial grants to individual visually impaired children and young people in support of this vision, and can fund:

•  instrumental or singing lessons 
•  music therapy sessions for those with life-limiting conditions
•  the purchase of musical instruments or items of specialist technology
•  tickets and assistance with attending concerts
•  travel and accommodation to access opportunities for making music

The Amber Trust also provides innovative direct music services:

• Little Amber - for visually impaired very young children age 0-5, who may also have additional needs

• AmberPlus - for visually impaired children and young people age 5-18 who have additional, complex needs

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