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.
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)
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