Exeter Children's Orchestra

Friends of ECO

ECO is funded entirely from subscriptions, donations and profits from concerts. 

Subscriptions cover the Orchestra’s basic running costs, such as venue hire for rehearsals and concerts, section tutor expenses etc. We do also make a modest profit from some of our concerts.

You may be aware that we have been encouraging people to make a regular annual donation through the Devon County Council Arts Match Scheme. For the period of the scheme donations given by our supporters were matched by Devon County Council, giving a very welcome boost to our funds.

This Matched Funding scheme has now ended but through it we now have a number of people who make a regular annual donation to the work of ECO, and we would like to build on our success and improve the resources available to our young musicians. 

We are asking you to consider making a regular annual donation to ECO, or if you already do this to encourage grandparents, godparents or other interested parties to do so. It does not have to be a large sum. For example, you could promise £10 per annum. Everyone who signs up to make a regular donation will become a ‘Friend of ECO’. 

Money raised from the subscriptions and concerts varies depending on the size of the orchestra and the costs associated with each concert. Money pledged by ‘Friends’ provides a regular source of income enabling us to plan ahead. If you would like to help us by becoming a ‘Friend of ECO’ please get in touch using the contact form on the website.