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Fundraising through music

Music events are a great way to raise money for Mind. They're fun, popular and a perfect way to connect over an important cause. We can support you in helping you to have the best time, while raising awareness and important funds for Mind. 

See below for our tips for organising a virtual music event, which is a great way to stay connected and raise money during this time of lockdown.

There are many styles of music events to choose from. Here are some of our supporters' favourites:

  • Live or virtual gig
  • Choir performance
  • Music festival
  • 24 hour DJ stream - see below for more streaming ideas
  • Carol singing

Express your musical talents however you can!

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Virtual music events

You don't always need a venue or a live audience for a successful music fundraiser. Thanks to social media apps and live streaming websites, it's now easier than ever to showcase your talent from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you're live streaming a gig, teaching your instrument online or getting your friends together for virtual karaoke, follow these three easy steps to set up your event.

Set your stage

There are lots of different apps you can use to stream or record your event, including Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, Zoom and Instagram Live. Just download your favourite app and get ready to press record.

Start fundraising

Setting up a JustGiving page is really quick and easy. Once your page is set up, share the link for friends and family to buy a virtual ticket to your gig or donate to your guitar lesson and their donations will come straight to Mind.

Invite your audience

Set a date and time for your event and use social media to invite everyone you know. Don't forget to share the link to your JustGiving page!

Information about donating from a single or album

We are extremely grateful to anyone who wishes to raise awareness or funds for Mind through books, films, plays, music or other products. Sadly, we cannot endorse or promote any content that has not been created in collaboration with Mind, or authorise the use of the Mind logo.

Mind offers advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and we need to ensure that any materials being shared with the public reflect our values and those of our supporters. This would require carefully reviewing all content not created by us before approving it, and we simply don’t have the resource to do this.

Mind may make an exception to this protocol if the activity relates to materials developed with/by a corporate partner, funder or a Mind ambassador. Any acknowledgement of support from a company is not an endorsement of the company or its products.

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Fancy volunteering at a festival while raising money for Mind?

We've teamed up with My Cause UK to offer you the chance to volunteer at the UK's best festivals this summer, all while raising money for Mind!

Find out more

Our support

Once you have registered your event with us, we will support you from start to finish. 

Registering with us means you'll receive:

  • a support pack, full of useful fundraising advice and information about Mind
  • sponsorship forms
  • your own Mind T-shirt
  • advice if needed
  • any fundraising materials you need
  • support from our dedicated and experience team

Got a question? Why not check out our FAQs. 

You can also e-mail us your question or give us a call on 0300 999 3887 and we'll be more than happy to help.

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"I will always remember how relaxed and happy music used to make Cara"

Check out Abi's blog about the music event she held in memory of her sister and why it was so important to her.

Read Abi's story

Work in the Music Industry?

We also work with organisations and companies in the music industry who would like to support Mind. If you work with an events company or within the music industry and would like more information about the work we do please email [email protected] 

Mind and Percolate present: Mental Health in the music panel

Tuesday 24th January saw Mind and Percolate host seminal event, the Mind and Percolate music and mental health discussion panel. Hosted by music journalist Lauren Martin, the panel Ben Pearce (UK techno DJ and producer), Naomi Williams (Music PR, Totem)Clare Scivier (Artist Mentor and Life Coach) and Emma Mamo (Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind) discussed the issues facing artists and musician in the music industry today. A sell out event, Resident Adviser live streamed the discussion which was watched by more than 27, 000 people.

Check out the discussion on resident advisors page

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Other ways to get involved

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