North East

The project will be aimed at students between the ages of 11 -16 who are at risk of being excluded from school. The project will involve songwriting, composing and performance and will also aim to develop the social/emotional skills of the students and build team skills.

Sounds Around the World will sustain and develop more opportunities for regular high quality music making for children and young people in Wear Valley, widening the range of provision through a regular and holiday programme inspired by music from around the world.

A music project held weekly during term-time delivering drumming, singing, song and music writing, music activity-design, a band room with electric instruments, performances and trips.

We'll be working with 40 young musicians, some facing challenges, to learn an instrument, form bands to create and launch an album as a musical response to EU Convention of Childrens Rights. This will help them to see their potential futures, and they'll be carefully guided by experienced professionals musicians.

The Raising the Bar programme, based at The Cave in South Tyneside will provide young people aged 16-19 who are not currently in education, employment or training with the opportunity to try out different types of music, learn new skills, see work and be supported to work through Arts Award qualifications.

Young people can take part in a 12-week music production course, a 12-week vocalist mentorship scheme or 1-week intensive course for musicians, percussionists & singers. Participants will also be responsible for setting up their own events schedule.

Mind-the Gap tool-kits will support those involved in front-line music education delivery.

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.