As a Friend of Drum Works, you’ll be helping to engage and inspire hundreds of young people across east London.

You’ll get regular newsletters, keeping you in the loop with the Drum Works community, and invitations to events where you can meet the team and other supporters.

Your donation will go directly towards our main programme of activity, which reaches over 400 young people every week developing creativity, building confidence and encouraging social cohesion.

Every donation has a real impact for the young people we work with and we welcome your support at any level:


Tier 1 – £4 per month / £40 per year

This will pay for a 1:1 mentoring session for our young Assistants, furthering their personal and professional development. Benefits include:

  • Quarterly Friends newsletters, keeping you up-to-date and letting you know the impact of your support
  • Recognition of your support on our website
  • Chance to buy a Drum Works t-shirt (not on public sale!) for £10


Tier 2 – £15 per month / £180 per year

This will cover the cost of a young person to be part of Drum Works for a year, attending weekly sessions in school, collaborating with other young people across east London and showcasing their achievements on high-profile performance platforms. Benefits include all of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to a Friends evening where you can meet members of the Drum Works team and other Friends of Drum Works
  • A Drum Works tote bag


Tier 3 – £25 per month / £300 per year

This will buy a practical training session for all of our young Assistants, giving them an opportunity to develop their leadership and musicianship skills. Benefits include all of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to participate in an exclusive Friends workshop
  • A pair of Drum Works drum sticks


Tier 4 – £50 per month / £600 per year

This will maintain a whole set of drums for a year, allowing over 100 young people to consistently get the most out of their Drum Works sessions. Benefits include all of the above, plus:

  • Opportunity to visit a Drum Works session of your choice
  • 10% off when booking a term of Drum Club sessions


Tier 5 – £85 per month / £1000 per year

This will cover a term of Drum Heads rehearsals, enabling talented young artists to hone their musical skills and develop their professional practice. Benefits include all of the above, plus:

  • A Drum Heads quartet to perform at an event of your choice


Gift Membership

Friends membership can be purchased as a gift too – contact us for further information.


How to Join

To join the Friends of Drum Works, please complete the form below.
If you have any questions about your membership, please call us on 020 7382 5261 or email us via the form on our contact us page.

Join the Friends

  • Please type your name below as you would like it to appear on the supporters page of our website. If you would like your donation to remain anonymous, please type 'anonymous'.
  • If you'd like to buy a Drum Works t-shirt please indicate your size below and we'll send you one. An additional one-off payment of £10 will be taken.