In 2012 SoundStorm was awarded a Musical Inclusion grant by the National Foundation for Youth Music. Musical Inclusion work will focus upon delivering new musical opportunities for young people in challenging circumstances and strengthening the music education sector.
SoundStorm recently commissioned a mapping exercise to identify challenging circumstances young people are facing in our region and what the music provision is currently like for these young people.
In Dorset the project will focus on rural isolation, and the knock on effect this can have for young people wanting to access high quality music provision. In the Bournemouth and Poole Conurbation, Musical Inclusion will look at groups of children in challenging circumstances who fall outside of mainstream provision such as looked after children or young people not in education, employment or training (NEETS) and their access to musical activities.
SoundStorm are currently undertaking a tender process to identify music organisations that want to develop projects to address these areas of need.