Rooted In Community, Inspired By Music
We believe that life is better with music.
Regardless of age, gender, race or social class, music is a universal tool for connection which can improve our mood, boost our memories and help us carry out tasks more effectively. Music can be a powerful source of self-expression, creativity and positive change in a young person’s life, helping them to navigate through challenges that they may be facing and build a skill set rooted in the benefits of music.
School Ground Sounds: We work with local schools to provide workshops on song writing, production, vocal and recording skills for young people interested in music.
Spotlight: Our 12 week artist and professional development programme is designed to support young people into a career within the music industry through workshops, performance opportunities, internships and more.
1-1 Mentoring: We offer 1-to-1 support from experienced industry professionals for aspiring young music creatives on our programmes.
EP Accelerator: Our most intensive and focused programme which supports 3 early career artists to write, record and release an EP in the space of 9 months, with mentoring, workshops and a budget.
The Bridge (in development): A summer holiday initiative, bridging the gap beyond the skills they have learnt in school, into the music industry for young people interested in pursuing music considering further study/engagement with music during the Summer holiday break.
Every donation we receive helps us reach more young people through our programmes, and to expand and develop what we offer. THANK YOU!
We are also seeking partners to help us during the next 12 months to enable us to continue to provide our services for free:
Sponsor a mentoring pair providing support for a young person navigating a potential creative career: £600 per year
Sponsor a young person through our 10 week spotlight programme in Autumn 2023: £2,500 per young person
Sponsor a school for a term in 2023 providing 12-15 young people with our song writing programme: £4,500 per school per term
Sponsor a school for a year (Sept 23 to July 24) enabling us to reach 30-45 young people with our song writing programme: £12,000 per year
Become a corporate friend of Grounded Sounds enabling us to spend the funds where they are needed most: £500 per month (£6,000 per year)