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Music Charities

Music Charities we support

Noro Music Therapy

Noro Music Therapy (previously known as Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia) is a charitable organisation that promotes and develops the understanding, training and practice of creative music therapy. This therapy builds quality of life for those with intellectual and physical disability by giving an outlet of expression, improving speech and motor skills, and offering social interaction.

As a major Noro Music Therapy supporter we facilitate:

Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

This prestigous competition's $50 entry fee goes to Noro Music Therapy. More than $1.4 million has been raised since the competition began in 2009.

Songwriters, read about how to enter the competition.

Art of Music

Art of Music auctions artworks by leading Australian artists that are inspired by songs. We've bought artworks from these auctions including Ben Quilty's portrait of Silverchair's Daniel Johns. Funds raised from the auction support the work of Noro Music Therapy.

Visit the Noro Music Therapy website

Support Act

Founded by APRA AMCOS, ARIA and PPCA, Support Act provides financial relief and help to members of the Australian music industry who are in need or suffering hardship, illness or distress.

Visit the Support Act website

The Golden Stave Foundation

For more than 40 years the Australian music and entertainment industry has supported The Golden Stave to raise funds for children's charities. We support the Golden Stave's Charity Lunch and Charity Golf Day.

Visit The Golden Stave Foundation website

Smugglers of Light Foundation

Eli Westlake, aged 21, was tragically killed in Sydney on 7 June 2008.

At the suggestion of his friends and in honour of Eli, his family established the Smugglers of Light Foundation to provide assistance to young Indigenous musicians and youth at risk. The foundation runs programs that take film makers and musicians into these communities to develop songwriting, storytelling, musicianship and performance skills.

Visit the Smugglers of Light website

Yothu Yindi Foundation

Established in 1990 to promote Yolngu cultural development with community leaders and persons of authority from five regional clan groups.

The mission of the Yothu Yindi Foundation is for Yolngu and other Indigenous Australians to have the same level of wellbeing and life opportunities as non-Indigenous Australians. The Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable public benevolent institution, with an all Yolngu Board of Directors. All revenues to the Foundation go to the infrastructure and delivery of its cultural, health, arts, education and economic programs.

Visit the Yothu Yindi Foundation website

Musicians Making A Difference

Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) is an Australian charity that exists to change young lives through music. MMAD uses the power of music, dance & mentoring to inspire young people to make their lives remarkable.

They provide creative support to young people (especially those who have suffered childhood abuse, neglect and disadvantage) in overcoming challenges such as mental health, homelessness, destructive patterns of behaviour, exclusion from school, family breakdown, drug and alcohol dependency, unemployment and re-offending.

Visit the Musicians Making A Difference website