Register of Charities - The Charity Commission THE ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC

Charity number: 292182
Charity reporting is up to date (on time)

Activities - how the charity spends its money

ABRSM motivates musical achievement through internationally recognised examination and assessment of students, professional development of teachers and provision of published resources and online learning via its websites, apps and audio and video resources. ABRSM makes significant donations towards music education each year including scholarships to the four Royal Schools of Music.

Income and expenditure

Data for financial year ending 31 January 2023

Charitable expenditure

Charitable expenditure

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This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries.

Trustee payments

No trustees receive any remuneration, payments or benefits from the charity.