Get Involved

Singing is free so we have already managed to do a lot in a small space of time. However, to fulfil our dreams of reaching out to even more children right across India we need further funds. We are eternally grateful to the individuals who have already very generously helped fund our work; without them none of this would be happening.

Here are some ways that you could really help us to change the lives of so many more disadvantaged children in India.

Become a Friend

Songbound became a CIO (charitable incorporated organisation) in 2016, allowing us to claim gift aid on all donations. If you would like to support our work, we hope you might subscribe to our new Friends’ Scheme.

Sponsor A Choir

Sponsoring a Songbound choir for an entire year costs just £500. We can then employ and train a local musician to deliver our syllabus as well as covering the running costs at the school or centre. Each year our choirs come together to sing in end of term concerts and for this we arrange for musicians (local and international) to conduct workshops leading up to a lively performance in front of family, friends and the public.

Change lives by sponsoring a Songbound choir here (link through to donate page)

Fundraise

There are many imaginative ways that you can raise funds for Songbound. In preparation for their trip to India in 2013, the choral scholars of the Jesus College, Cambridge ran around the college quadrangle in their cassocks! Please feel free to contact us for more ideas on how to organise a fundraising event.

Become a Choir Leader

To be a Songbound Choir Leader in India you don’t need to be the world’s best singer. If you like music, can sing a tune, can laugh at yourself and like to work with children we would love to hear from you. We provide all our choir leaders with ongoing training opportunities from international and local choir leading experts so that they can develop the confidence and simple techniques needed to ensure their children reap the full benefits of group singing.

Collaborate With Us

Many professional musicians on tour in India struggle with the sad reality of performing exclusively to a concert-going elite in the most prestigious venues. We at Songbound can provide musicians visiting India the opportunity to engage with the poverty they see daily on the streets, safe in the knowledge that their contribution will add to an ongoing programme of musical and social development in the most challenging communities.

If you are a professional, student or amateur musician or a music ensemble and would like to plan an Indian tour that makes a difference, we can help design tailor-made trips which include interactive workshops and performance events with our Songbound choirs.

Volunteer

We have a number of volunteer opportunities, both in India and in the UK. Please contact us to find out more.