Our work already shows that music changes lives. We will go to the most disadvantaged communities where young people are at risk of giving up. Working with them and their elders, we will use music-making to thrill and inspire. Opening doors to creative futures, better life chances & the Big Society

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • OtherOther




Although soundLINCS works with huge numbers of young people, we are still striving for better, deeper engagement with those living in the most challenging circumstances. We know that participating in making music raises confidence and aspirations and we want to make a difference where it will really count, in social environments where young people are marginalized. This will have a beneficial impact not only on young people but on the community gatekeepers who can make a difference for them


We will take creative opportunities into identified communities, after developing partnerships with support agencies and community elders. Taster sessions will lead to longer-term focused activity where young people feel valued and empowered, and better resourced. It will become worthwhile to become better at communicating, risk feeling ownership and pride in their achievements. These transformative experiences will enhance community relationships as well as life chances of young participants.