Musical inclusion has been central to SoundStorm’s mission since its establishment in 2002. It is a general term for projects developed outside of the mainstream school sector, working with a range of participants often from disadvantaged backgrounds, including young people not in education, employment, training or school (NEETs), young people excluded from school, rurally isolated students and other groups. It remains central to SoundStorm’s mission.
A range of funding sources have been used in order to make projects happen over the years, including Youth Music, RIO Challenge Fund, local authority funds and some Music Education Hub funding. Since 2012, we have raised over £300k in external funding, additional to Music Education Hub funding, for these type of projects.
Below are a selection of some of our most successful musical inclusion projects
In 2020, SoundStorm was awarded a ‘Fund B’ grant by Youth Music to develop a new body of work reaching out to young people in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole (BCP) and beyond…
Transform:ED (2017-19) In 2017, SoundStorm successfully applied for Challenge Fund funding from our Arts Council Bridge Organisation, Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), after a competitive application process.