YOUTH MUSIC PROJECTS: SPRING/SUMMER 2013
We awarded grants to 85 organisations across England, supporting them to run life-changing music-making projects for children and young people. This brings the total number of Youth Music projects currently running to
Projects supported by Youth Music
10% North East
10% South East
9% East Midlands
8% West Midlands
7% East of England
Types of music-making project
Youth Music projects are exceptionally varied. They take place all over the country, from isolated rural locations to inner cities. They explore every music genre imaginable, taking the lead from the young people's passions
as well as encouraging them to discover new styles.
13% Early Years
25% Encouraging talent and potential
68% Challenging circumstances
Our projects come under three main areas of work:
These projects explore music-making with children under five years old, as well as their families and carers. Music-making has a powerful impact on the development of very young children.
Children North East in Tyne and Wear uses music to establish a bond between young children and their estranged fathers. The charity works with children and their parents to strengthen families and improve health and
Encouraging Talent and Potential
These projects nurture the musical skills of young people, and give them chance to progress and develop. They provide musical opportunities for those who may otherwise be unable to access or afford them.
The Songwriting Charity in Gloucestershire will create a Songwriters Choir. Building songs together, and then hearing them sung en masse by a community choir, provides a huge confidence boost to the children.
These projects work with young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, and can help them to work through their problems. As well as being fun and creative, music-making has social and emotional benefits.
Herringthorpe Valley Youth Centre will give young people with special educational needs the opportunity to create their own music. It will promote understanding and friendship between children with different abilities and
Registered charity number: 1075032
Registered company number: 3750674
Supported using public funding by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND