Support Us

Did you know it costs about £25,000 a year to fund the activities of the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra?

If the orchestra has brought you enjoyment, and you feel able to contribute to its future development, there are a number of ways you can support the orchestra financially:

Give a one-off donation

We have a Local Giving page here where you can give a one-off donation to the orchestra.

Become a Patron

Becoming a Patron is an ideal way to show your commitment to the SPO making music in our city.  We aim to nurture the artistic development and musical talent of our members through intensive and enjoyable rehearsals; commissioning new works for orchestra; and engaging young people in orchestral music through our family concerts and collaborations with youth ensembles.

Your support will help us to pay for rehearsal and concert venues, commissioning new compositions and arrangements, subsidising fees for orchestra members on low incomes, and exciting projects within the Sheffield community. 

From £120 per year (paid annually or in monthly instalments), you can become one of our Patrons. You’ll receive 25% off all concert tickets, acknowledgement of your support on our website and in our concert programmes, and the opportunity to come along to rehearsals - meet the orchestra and see first hand the hard work that goes into preparing for our magical concerts! 

You may also want to donate a patronage as a gift or in honour of someone special.

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can add 25% to your donations through gift aid, helping us make even more of your contributions at no extra cost to you.

Sign up here or contact our Fundraising Officer at spofundraising@gmail.com to find out more.

You could also consider leaving us a legacy in your will. This is an opportunity to leave a tax-efficient charitable gift to causes you care about. Your kindness and generosity can have a positive impact on generations of local musicians to come.

Support us while you shop

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra with easyfundraising?

There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/sheffieldphilharmonicorchestra/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Sponsor us?

Did you know it costs about £20,000 a year to fund the activities of the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra? 

Did you know you can deduct sponsorship payments from your business profits before you pay tax by treating them as business expenses? Your support will help us to pay for rehearsal and concert venues, commissioning new compositions and arrangements, subsidising fees for orchestra members on low incomes, and exciting projects within the Sheffield community. In exchange we offer extensive advertising opportunities, free tickets and more!

Benefits to you:

Brand Awareness
Associate yourself with this well-loved local institution and reach hundreds of audience members (in 2021 our Christmas concerts attracted over 500 attendees).

Client Entertainment
Bring your employees or guests to one of our concerts and we guarantee they will love the orchestra’s energy and conviction as well as seeing your support in action. 

Corporate Social Responsibility
Have a positive impact on those in your area, supporting the orchestra’s engagement with the local community.

Opportunities available:

  • Advertise in our concert programme from £30
  • Sponsor the refreshments at one of our concerts for £150
  • Sponsor one of our concerts for £300
  • Sponsor a whole season for £1500

Download our sponsorship information (PDF) to find out more about the benefits, or email our Fundraising Officer at spofundraising@gmail.com