Lake District Summer Music's summer school programme benefits over 140 students from 21 countries every single year. LDSM's events bring the highest quality performances to this inspiring landscape performing to over 10,000 people every year. But none of this could happen without the financial support of individuals like you!

Set against the alluring backdrop of the magnificent English Lake District LDSM has now been operating since 1985. The unique way in which our International Festival and Summer School are integrated makes LDSM one of the great training grounds for young musicians, be they beginners or young professionals.

More recently, LDSM has developed its work beyond the August Festival and Summer Schools.

Even with generous regular support from the LDSM Trust and Patrons of LDSM, both separately constituted charities, and from the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust, LDSM still needs to raise over £100,000 each year in order to support the quality of programme LDSM is delivering.

Ways in which you can help include:

Sponsor a concert or become a Principal Sponsor of LDSM.

Support the costs of bringing together the very best resident artists for our International Festival & Academy.

Provide a bursary to a student to enable them to attend our International Summer Music Academy or Young String Venture.

Help support some of the major logistical costs of mounting an artistic programme like LDSM.

Establish a collection in our student chamber music library in your name or that of a loved one.

Join our Patrons of LDSM Society.

Leave LDSM a legacy which could help sustain our work with young musicians for years to come.

Any support, small or large, is very gratefully received.

What's more, new funds we secure will be matched as part of a new fundraising challenge providing double the benefit to our work.

So if you are donor or sponsor click on the menu or links above and we would be happy to provide further information.

Our current donors, sponsors and supporters include the following:

Anonymous Donors
Stephen Bell Charitable Trust
Benefactors of LDSM
The Bliss Trust
Mrs Kate Dugdale
Forsyth Brothers Ltd
Grange-over-Sands & District Concert Club
Mrs Valerie Howe
Mr Derrick Johnson
Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
LDSM Trust
Mrs Eira Leach
Mr & Mrs Harold Lefton
Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel
Mr & Mrs Alan Maddocks
Sir John & Lady Manduell
Julius Manduell
Patrons of LDSM
Mrs Mary Powney
Mr & Mrs Martin Rayner
Reiver Instruments
Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Over-Seas League
South Lakeland District Council
Spoff’s Scholarship Fund
Tillett Trust
Windermere Lake Cruises