Kirsty Williams has announced plans for a unique musical fund that will help open up new opportunities for children and young people.
The Anthem fund is a pioneering endowment fund for music in Wales backed by a £1m investment from the Welsh Government.
Anthem is aimed at helping children and young people, from as young as three years old up to 25, access musical opportunities and develop their skills and talent.
Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams said:
“I want all our young people, whatever their background or ability, to enjoy music and to be able to develop their talents and skills. Anthem – Music Fund Wales, established with £1 million from the Welsh Government, is a ground-breaking initiative that will not only increase access to musical experiences but also enhance existing music services.
“This will build on the music education already delivered by schools as part of the new curriculum and will allow learners access to new and exciting opportunities outside of school.”