Woo hoo! We've just awarded six more grants, totalling over £3000, to the below (and fantastic) projects. Please do click through to find out more about the work they do.
Romsey Mill – for Sounds like Change, a new project in Arbury, North Cambridge, for young people who are experiencing disadvantage or are at risk and have a real interest in creating and recording music. The grant will purchase equipment for the charity’s recording studio.
Coates Primary School, Peterborough – to purchase keyboards and headphones to enable the children to compose, improvise, read notation and learn keyboard skills. The school has a number of children with additional needs who will specifically benefit from the support.
Cambridge Online – for a pilot project at this volunteer based educational charity, exploring how disabled and disadvantaged people can make music using computers and tablets.
Akeman Street Community Centre – for musical instruments for Good Sounds, an open community singing group that particularly supports people with mental health issues or addictions, or who are homeless.
Rowan – for instruments to set up a new programme at this arts centre and charity for learning disabled people, to give participants the opportunity to engage in musical activity (singing, listening, playing and composition) and experience a range of musical genres. The project will widen Rowan’s choice of activities beyond the visual arts, which is its current focus.
City of Cambridge Youth Brass Band – for support in training young people, part of an ambitious two-year project to form a youth band by educating up to 30 young brass and percussion players in traditional brass band music.
All six grants are possible because of income donated by individuals and trusts, and also by collections at We Are Sound gigs. Thank you to EVERYONE that has contributed to this round - we couldn't be more happy to support these projects. Bring on 2017!