West Sussex Music Trust took over the running of music education services from West Sussex County Council on 1 November 2013 and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.
The Trust’s directors own the company and have the responsibility to ensure that the Trust fulfils its charitable objectives:
- Advance education for the public benefit particularly, but not exclusively, in relation to music, the arts and performing arts
- Advance the arts and culture for the benefit of the public particularly, but not exclusively, by promoting and facilitating access to performances of music and other art forms
- Provide for the recreation of children, young people, and adults for the benefit of the public by providing equipment, facilities and services to them in the interest of social welfare with the object of improving their conditions of life
- Advance the health and wellbeing of children, young people and adults for the benefit of the public
- Promote social inclusion for the public benefit by assisting those people who are socially excluded from society, or parts of society.
The West Sussex Music Trust Board ensures the Trust meets its charitable objectives, bringing high-quality music education to children and young people in West Sussex.