A letter from the managing directors.

2018 price rise

Dear Member,

When With Music In Mind started in September 2015, the price for members was £4 and was run on an entirely voluntary basis.

As you may know, With Music In Mind was partially funded in 2017 by a grant from the National Lottery, which helped to cover the costs of the group and enabled staff to be paid a small amount for one day a week.  This project has now come to an end.

We will continue to apply for further funding from a variety of sources, but of course, it is not certain as to whether we will be successful in this.

With Music In Mind held its biannual board meeting on the 18th January 2018 and after much discussion the board agreed that in order for With Music In Mind to continue with its groups a price rise was necessary. It was agreed that in order to meet the costs of running the groups and to ensure that the organisation remained viable the cost should be raised to £6 per person per session with immediate effect. It was felt that this reflected the value of the 2 hour group to its members and also reflected that the price has not been raised for well over 2 years. We aim to ensure that we will not need to further increase the price to members for the next 2 years at least.

We are sorry if this causes you any inconvenience although we feel sure that you understand the reasons. We understand that With Music In Mind means a lot to you, and so, if you have personal difficulties with meeting the price rise, please talk to Sarah and Kate and we will see what we can do to help.

 

Many thanks for your understanding

Sarah Miles and Kate Whitestone

Managing Directors