Each year, The Nikos Fund raises money for a chosen registered charity to commemorate the life and contribution to the ILMC of one of our founding members, the late Nikos Sachpasidis.

Every delegate automatically makes a donation to The Nikos Fund just by registering for the conference, but there will be additional opportunities to further swell the coffers by giving generously via the Nikos Fund collection tins that are strategically placed around the Royal Lancaster Hotel and occasionally shaken loudly in your face during the conference.

ILMC 35’s charity of choice is Music Minds Matter.


Music Minds Matter is the mental health service for all those who work in music across the UK.

Run by Help Musicians, it offers direct and confidential support, information, and resources to those experiencing difficulties or wishing to find out more.

You can speak to a trained counsellor for advice and in-the-moment support at any time, day or night, by calling 0808 802 800.

If you’re looking to understand more about how you’re feeling, our comprehensive website Music Minds Matter Explore offers resources on managing your mental health, signposting to local and national support, and video content from mental health experts and others in the industry who may have faced similar challenges.

To find out more, including information about how to join a peer-to-peer support group or a self-care session, visit MusicMindsMatter.org.uk.