Astley Youth Band is an independent, self funded, community based brass band. It is a registered charity (1144563) in England and Wales.

Helping Young People Build a Future.


Myplace provides a wide range of activities for young people including dance, drama, music, art and youth clubs. Myplace also provides many daytime activities for adults including courses and tea dances.

 Set up in 1991, the Community Recording Studio teaches film and video skills as well as music to children and young people in Nottingham. We provide access to professional equipment and key industry contacts, including musicians like Estelle and Aloe Blacc.
We are based in St Ann's. The charity has been running for over 20 years, and was founded by members of the local community who have first-hand experiences of the needs of young people growing up in the area. We provide positive and inspirational learning environments where young people primarily between the ages of 8 and 25 and members of the community can develop through experienced based education, with the support of professional, qualified and experience youth and community work team. Youngsters who began their career at the studio have even gone on to perform at festivals like Glastonbury and their music has been aired on BBC Radio One. A few artists have also been signed to record labels.The studio operates for five days a week, and the facilities are free to use.Training is offered so that individuals can not only develop their own skills but also pass on the knowledge to others in the community.We want to develop their skills, capacities and capabilities, and enable them to participate in society as independent, mature, responsible adults. We also want to advance the education of the public, in particular young people, in music and the art and science of studio recording.

King James I Academy is a non-denominational 11-18 school (with media arts specialism) located close to the centre of
Bishop Auckland in County Durham . We aim to provide a creative and inspirational learning experience that encourages young people to achieve their full potential and to become intelligent, responsible, productive and caring adults who are well prepared for the challenges of a world full of opportunities. King James I Academy is a learning community in which all ages meet to share and develop their talents and to promote mutual respect for all people; whatever their age, gender, ability, background or beliefs.


Clayton Village Primary School is a community school which values every child and strives to ensure that all our children enjoy learning in a happy, safe environment,feel valued, work hard and are encouraged to reach their full potential. We value our good relationships with families, friends and the wider community. Our exciting new project - Moving on Up will 

We'll work with Year 6 pupils on a project that supports them to make the transition from primary to secondary school by participating in a creative participatory music-making programme and developing links with a group of young music and creative mentors from catchment secondary schools. Our project will be designed in consultation with our pupils, pupils from the secondary schools working alongside professional music tutors and partners including Bradford Music Education Hub and Making Your Mind Up (mymup) - a specialist support service tackling mental health issues amongst children and young people. Themes such as isolation, cultural diversity, confidence, bullying, hate crime and resilience will be explored in 36 out of school hours music making sessions leading to celebratory performances at CVP and the partner secondary schools where certificates of achievement will be given out to all pupils who have successfully taken part. CVP pupils will be offered the opportunity to gain Arts Award Explore accreditation. We will create a Moving On Up Learners Pack to be used in the school in subsequent years and to share more widely in the Bradford Education and arts and creative sectors and beyond. 



Middleport Matters is a community action group that operates for the benefit of those who live and work in the area.  Our vision is to make Middleport a safe and welcoming place to live, through strong community cohesion. 

We are a service for  LGBTQ+ young people. We offer activity based and educational sessions and we encourage young people to join in to help build their confidence.

Since 1985 All Change has been bringing artists and communities together to develop original and innovative arts projects, which transform lives and make a real difference to communities in North London. We work with over 700 people of all ages and abilities every year, especially groups of people who often don't get the chance to participate - including hard to reach young people, young parents, vulnerable families, refugees and asylum seekers, isolated older people, disabled people, and people living on low incomes. Working creatively with artists they develop skills and confidence, express their ideas, broaden their horizons and share their stories.

Amber is an independent charity that helps homeless and unemployed young people in crisis  to turn their lives around. We do this by offering a temporary, safe place to live with 30 other young people at one of our three residential training centres. There – in a calm and nurturing environment – we provide a mix of support, structure, new experiences and training that builds their motivation, self-discipline and skill set. We inspire them to take responsibility for their lives and move on to education or employment and safe, sustainable accommodation. The arts form an important part of our programme and thanks to the support of Youth Music we are able to develop a music programme that will give our residents at Ashley Court the opportunity to engage in the exploration and creation of music. Our residents have complex issues and this programme will support them with their self-expression, emotional and social development and their personal resilience. 

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. Our expertise in supporting individuals with communication needs benefits people of all ages, as well as their families and carers. Music Is A Vibration will create opportunities for young people with sensory impairments and complex needs to compose their own sensory musical compositions. The programme will unleash their musical potential as they gain an insight into musical structuring and composition through immersive musical performance.

Arc is an arts organisation specialising in mental health, wellbeing and community development.  We work from our base in Stockport - an inclusive arts centre, housing a gallery, shop and stud