About Us

Whilst Changing Key Dorset is a new charity, its origins are in the Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians (RETYM). This well-established local charity recently wound down as an organisation after over 20 years of providing financial assistance to young musicians across Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The RETYM trustees worked in partnership with Dorset Music Hub and the Changing Key Dorset trustees to handover the function of providing financial support to young musicians who face barriers to music education.

Dorset Music Service, as the lead organisation of Dorset Music Hub, is working in partnership with Changing Key Dorset supplying administrative support.

We hope that we can continue to work together to raise funds to support Dorset’s young people to unlock their potential through music, and that we can all enjoy the many benefits and joy of coming together in celebration of their talents.

Registered Charity Number: 1197069