Support YCAT

YCAT is indebted to the generosity of charitable Trusts and Foundations, the YCAT Friends and individual sponsors.

Become a YCAT Friend

Friend (up to £75)

All Friends receive the following benefits:

  • Tri-annual newsletter (by email or post)
  • Annual Artists File
  • Exclusive invitation to Friends Evening of music with YCAT artists (fee payable)

Supporter (£76-£250)

As for Friend, plus:

  • Invitation to observe YCAT’s private semi-final auditions process

Benefactor (£251-£500)

As for Supporter, plus:

  • Complimentary CD of YCAT Wigmore Lunchtime series concert

Patron (£501-£2,500)

As for Benefactor, plus:

  • Opportunity for lunch with YCAT artists after YCAT Wigmore Lunchtime Concert (fee payable)

Ambassador (£2,500 +)

Individuals who wish to make a substantial donation to YCAT’s work can, after discussion, tailor their support to suit a particular area of interest.


If you have any questions, or would like to find out more, about donating to YCAT please contact Luke Bell:

Legacy giving

YCAT is always looking to the future in order to ensure that both our current and yet to be discovered artists will benefit from a supportive and nurturing framework with opportunities to perform before as wide an audience as possible, at a crucial time in their development.

We are committed to continuing the amazing work that YCAT has carried out over its 30 year history and in order to do so, we rely on the generosity and goodwill of those who are able to donate to us.

Any legacy, either large or small, makes a considerable difference to YCAT, and we would be only too happy to discuss any future plans you may have, should you wish to consider remembering YCAT in your will.

To discuss leaving a legacy to YCAT please feel free to call Alasdair Tait (Chief Executive) on 020 7379 8477.

Current supporters

Trusts and Foundations

We are extremely grateful to the Rachel Baker Memorial Charity for their longterm transformational support, underpinning core aspects of YCAT’s work.

We are grateful to Help Musicians UK for their continued support.


Trusts and Foundations

AD Power Will Trust
Angus Allnatt Charitable Trust
Olav Arnold Charitable Trust
The Ashley Family Foundation
Rachel Baker Memorial Charity
Cavatina Chamber Music Trust
CHK Charities Ltd.
John S Cohen Foundation
D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Doric Charitable Trust
du Plessis Family Foundation
Fresh Leaf Charitable Foundation
Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust
Garrick Charitable Trust
International Music and Art Foundation (IMAF)
J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust
Harriet’s Trust
Harris Charitable Trust
Help Musicians UK
Derek Hill Foundation
Dolly Knowles Charitable Trust
The Mercer’s Company
The Monument Trust
Goulding Murray Fund
John R Murray Charitable Trust
Anthony Nesbitt Fund
The Stanley Picker Trust
The Radcliffe Trust
Kathleen Beryl Sleigh Charitable Trust
Surrey Square Charitable Trust
The Thistle Trust
Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
Paul Woodhouse Fund

YCAT Friends

Honorary President of YCAT Friends

Sue MacGregor CBE


Stewart Grimshaw
Hugh and Clare Richards
Sir Simon and Lady Robey
Gerald Wakelin


Robin and Veronica Bidwell
Philip and Christine Carne MBE
Valerie Chinchen
Tony and Gill Clamp
Marijke C Curtis
Kate Dugdale
Fiona Grant MBE
Barbara and Michael Gwinnell
Philip Jones
Simon Majaro MBE
Dr Richard Wray


Shelagh and Tom Allen
Richard Anderson-Jones
Mr and Mrs R Chadder
Colin Clark
Mr and Mrs M Crawford-Phillips
Richard and Margaret Dennis
Ann Dunbar
Andrew Fletcher
Tessa Gaisman MBE
Doug Gregory
Martin and Anne Gregson
Joan Griffiths
Martin and Alicia Herbert
Sir Christopher and Lady Hum KCMG
Gillian Humphreys OBE
Lord Jay of Ewelme
Ann Jonas
Fay Kaye
Rose and Dudley Leigh
Eileen and Graham Lockwood
Brian Mace
Janet Marchand
Ian Mella
Birgit O’Brien
Mr Mark and Dr Jill Pellew
Prof. Nancy Underhill
Leonard Whitford
Charles Wilmot-Smith


Sir Gerald and Lady Acher
Dr Jane Adam
Dr Mary Anstey
Mr and Mrs D Bayliss
Jean Blundell
Mary and David Bowerman
Tony Britten
Dr Christopher and Marita Brown
Peter Byng
Dr Marius Carboni
Julia Clarkson
Andrew Comben
Andrew Connel
Carole Cox
Michael Coyle
Carol Dennis
Nina Drucker
Janette Eden
Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
John Garfield
Michael Garner
Peter Gregory
Felicity Guinness
Harriet Harman
Dr Bridget Hill
Judith and Sandy Hunt
Timothy Leese
Gill MacCabe
Julia MacRae
Revd Iain McDonald and Dr Ken Thomas
Heleen Mendl-Schrama
Katherine Melville
Barney and Diana Miller
Dr and Mrs I F Moseley
Margaret Murphy
Amanda Osmond
Alan Paul
Robert Pearce
Amanda Platt
Paul Rhodes
Alan Sainer
Donald and Joy Salkeld
Dr and Mrs JW Scadding
Dr Louise Scheuer
Howard Shelley and Hilary Macnamara
Richard Smith
Dr Christopher Storr
Mr and Mrs R Tait
Gordon and Sue Thorburn
Sonya and Thomas Ulrich
Myles Walker
Hazel Watson
Mark Welling
Keith and Elaine Whitesides
April and Gwynne Williams
David and Margaret Winter


Primrose Arnander
Barbara Ballantyne
Jane Berthoud
Mr and Mrs R Boas
Sir Alan Bowness
Stephen Brown
Robert Burns
Sir Stanley Burnton
Susie Carpenter
Sheila Chambers
John Cotterill
Ange de Vena
Peter Dobson
John D Donnelly
Julius and Belinda Drake
Margaret Elliott
Mary Fraser
Marion Friend
Deborah Fry
Doreen Gedge
Toby Gilles
Keith Grant
Jeremy Greenwood
Jennifer Hammond
David Harman
Margaret Harvey
Diana Hiddleston
Hoddeston Music Club
Carol Honey
Brian Jimack
Natalia Jimenez and Edmund Fawcett
John Lackington
Maria Landau
Mark Le Fanu
Uri Liebrecht
Lord and Lady Lipsey
Lady Rosa Lipworth CBE
Catherine Maddocks
Hugh Noble
Geraldine Overill
Beau and Pat Pettinger
Brian Pickering
Robert Ponsonby
Martin Randall
Rosemary Raza
Royal Philharmonic Society
Charles Seager
Barry and Sheila Silverman
Andrew Simon
Alison Smith
Peter Thomas
Stephen Tully
Janet Unwin
Anne Waite
Sue Warner
Miss K M Westlake
Anthony Whitworth-Jones
Peter Willan
Christine Williams
Bettina Wood
Rosemary Woodburn
Sir Stephen Wright
Tilda Yolland

Legacy giving

Legacy Giving

In Memory of Miss H. Castell
In Memory of Mrs Sylvia Davis
In Memory of Ms Marjorie Duesbury
In Memory of Louise Honeyman
In Memory of Sir Kenneth James
The Estate of Mr Billy Newman
In Memory of Mr Hugh O’Brien
In Memory of Mr Richard Oake
The Estate of Desmond Tice
In Memory of Mr Gareth Walters