We are run by local charity Southend Mencap and funded through student and Special School fees, grants, fundraising, donations and sponsorship. We don’t receive any ongoing funding from state education, the arts, health sectors, national charities, corporations or philanthropic giving. Despite today’s challenging economic circumstances, The Music Man Project has expanded to 4 counties in the UK and is already spreading to three more countries. This is due to the generosity of local charities in South Essex and the immense hard work of our students, staff, volunteers and parents who have raised over £100,000 over the past 5 years.