North East

Across four communities in rural Northumberland, young people will be supported by professional singing teachers and youth workers to form singing groups and choirs. With regular meetings at evenings and weekends we will practice and prepare to showcase achievements through public performances.

Young people will work with real musicians. In particular they will be taking part in DJing, MCing and beatboxing activities. They will take part in progression workshops to ensure development continues when the project ends.

Barnardo's, in partnership with The Sage Gateshead, will engage vulnerable young people (missing from home/care, sexually exploited, NEET, in or on the fringes of the youth justice system). We will deliver music making sessions to help build skills, confidence and self esteem in a safe, creative and learning environment.

A network for adults who use music in their work in the early years sector in Northumberland and North Tyneside. The focus is the exchange of knowledge and skills between early years practitioners and music leaders. Engaging and useful CPD, networking events and an excellent online resource for all members.

To improve the skills, knowledge and ability of music education professionals and non-music-specific youth and social support professionals in music based mentoring.

To improve the life chances of children and young people in challenging circumstances through musical, personal, social and emotional development

Music and Emotional Wellbeing- A varied programme of music making activities will be offerred to children and young people accessing CATS as part of Durham County Council's Safeguarding and Specialist Service.

Sound Connections - Delivery of open access activities for young people who are interested in developing a youth band.

No more terrible twos!

Weekly family learning music sessions & holiday provision for looked after children aged 0-4, their carers & siblings as well as training for foster carers and partners about using music to support the emotional well being of looked after children. Networking, partnership and evaluation underpin this project.

Found Sound provides sessions in musical exploration for children aged 3 - 4yrs and their parents/carers at Valley Road Community Primary School, Houghton Community Nursery School and Highfield Primary School. The project supports children's language development as they find, explore and create music in their nursery and home environments.

To provide music making opportunities to young people with little or no other access to music learning and participation. To support, promote and bring together, organisations and individuals working with children and young people in challenging circumstances, the wider music education sector and local communities.

Carnival Beats is a vibrant programme of activity based in Stockton-on-Tees - home of the North East's largest community carnival. Activity will include music workshops for young people, professional development for music leaders and the creation of a junior carnival band to keep the carnival rhythms playing all year round!

Bedlington Brass will build on the local heritage of the area, by regenerating youth and community brass bands. Working with the local schools to build on current brass tuition and encourage families to learn together, participate in a range of brass band traditions and create a self-sustainable mixed generation band.