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Anthem was established as an independent charity in 2018 to support the Welsh Government’s long-term ambition to deliver a National Music Endowment for Wales. The steps for its establishment were overseen by the Arts Council of Wales. It was set up with an initial Welsh Government grant of £1million to provide seed funding and set up costs and objectives to: • Make musical opportunities more accessible to all young people aged 3-25 • Develop musical opportunity in all genres and in all communities • Identify and nurture talent and ability • Support career pathways in music and the music industry These objectives dovetail with the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act, supporting objectives that are based upon the notions of sustaining a vibrant culture, an equal, healthier, more resilient and prosperous Wales.

Anthem, the fund for young people’s music in Wales, has published two initial reports into young people’s music in Wales. The first is a mapping report surveying people and organisations working with young people in music in Wales. The second is a consultation with a sample of young people from across Wales, carried out in partnership with Youth Music

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