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As a Community interest Company, we rely on generous donations from local individuals, businesses and trust funds. In the past year, our work reached 10 thousand people in our region. This was made possible by the support of many local donors and campaigners.

Their contribution has made a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged people from our City. Yours will too.

Why your donation is so important

  • 67% comes from the community (people like you!)
  • 24% comes from the regular paying customers
  • 7% comes from grants

See our Annual Report for more information, please contact us for a copy.

What your money can pay for:

A £5 donation can provide guitar strings for a musician who otherwise can’t afford them.

A £10 donation is enough to provide time for a trained practitioner to tutor an underprivileged member of the community.

A £100 donation can provide a workshop for a local group to develop their musical skills and social skills.

My donations are like a small pebble being thrown into the huge ocean of problems we all face. But perhaps if enough people throw pebbles, together we can create the huge wave that is needed to solve these problems and make sure that the world is a fairer place for everyone.

– John Simpson (Local Donor)

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Testimonials

Gary Hutchinson, Commercial Director at Sunderland AFC & Chairman NECC Sunderland

"The work of The Bunker underpins a great deal of creative activity in Sunderland and plays a key role in the City's well established music scene,  contributing to the development of the local economy."
2013-08-12T23:37:02+00:00
"The work of The Bunker underpins a great deal of creative activity in Sunderland and plays a key role in the City's well established music scene,  contributing to the development of the local economy."

Barry Hyde, The Futureheads

"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."
2013-08-12T23:38:07+00:00
"The Bunker is a superb place to have in Sunderland, it is a breeding ground for talent and without it I doubt I would have ever become a professional musician. I have been going there for 15 years and it's better than ever. It's soulful, ethical and affordable and the city would be screwed without it. I love it."

Manifesto magazine

“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”
2013-08-12T23:38:31+00:00
“The Bunker improves lives of young people in Sunderland by providing unique opportunities for musicians and amazing support and encouragement of their creativity.”

Peter Brewis, Field Music

"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!
2013-08-12T23:38:48+00:00
"Sunderland owes a great deal to the Bunker. Not just because of the bands it has helped to nurture. Well known bands reveal only a fraction of the important work that the bunker does. The work the bunker does is truly invaluable and our City cannot do without it!

Sandhill View School

"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"
2013-08-12T23:39:06+00:00
"We are sincerely grateful for The Bunker's contribution and support to the Work Experience Programme. Their work is always very much appreciated"