Youth Music helps over 90,000 children each year to face challenges in their lives. The funding received by Youth Music from players of People's Postcode Lottery will allow the charity to support over 350 music projects across the country, including projects for children who are ill in hospital, young bereaved children and children with a disability or special educational needs.
Established in 1999, Youth Music provides opportunities to disadvantaged children which enables them to learn how to play an instrument, take part in singing and song writing workshops or receive tuition to develop their music production skills. Through these music projects, children and young people develop their creative and social skills and contribute towards their local community.
Youth Music has targeted 45.4% of its funding to the most disadvantaged areas in the country. This amazing organisation recognises that music should play a big role in childhood and poverty or the location in which a child lives should not deprive a child of the chance to learn an instrument or sing with others.
The charity's on-going research helps to identify the best ways of involving young people in musical activites and innovative ways of teaching these. The hard work of Youth Music's team gives children from all backgrounds across the country the opportunity to make music.