Girls Rock London

Help Girls Rock London change lives through music

We will deliver positive, healing-centred music-making activities for young women and trans youth aged 11-16, to support them to move forward from an incredibly challenging year. We will provide fun and nurturing spaces for young people to create, and help them improve their overall well-being.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1170457)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£12,710

Time left

1 day

Donations

99

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • LGBTQAILGBTQAI
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

  • I can't thank you enough for the fantastic work you are doing. Our daughter suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. Her confidence to meet young people is very low especially during lock down. She was so happy after the GRL event...for days she kept mentioning how much it had meant to her.

    — Parent of participant

  • After Girls Rock London camp I knew my one and only passion became music and I wanted to pursue it as far as I possibly could. I applied to the Brit School which, without GRL I wouldn’t have been able to do, and it became the best decision I ever made.

    — Tabi, GRL Participant

  • Girls Rock London gave me quite a lot of confidence, and even on the really bad days when I just don’t want to go outside and am just like ‘no, I can’t do this’, I just ... put on my Girls Rock London T-shirt and I go out and it feels like I’ve got an armour on, and it’s a really amazing feeling.

    — GRL Participant

  • My daughter found it very exciting to receive the handbook ... I was particularly impressed that the parcel contained absolutely everything the participants might need - so nobody needed to find a pencil or or sharpener or stamp or thread at home - I thought this embodied the inclusivity of GRL.

    — Parent of participant

Situation

We want to address the unprecedented deterioration of young Londoners’ well-being as a result of the pandemic. Poor well-being and mental health are issues that already disproportionately affect the group that we work with (young women and trans youth aged 11-16). These have been compounded by serious additional challenges including: - school closures leading to learning loss - being stuck in difficult home environments - limited opportunities for social contact - digital exclusion - grief

Solution

Child psychologists have stated that music must form a vital part of the recovery of young people from the pandemic (PlayFirstUK, February 2021). We will provide healing-centred music-making activities for young women and trans youth that emphasise creative play, positive mental health and well-being. Our programmes will support them to: - make new friends and collaborate in teams - express themselves creatively - build their resilience - grow their confidence and self-esteem - have fun!