How we make a difference






Download our Visual Impact Report 1617

We work with young people to engage them through music and creativity; build confidence, self-belief and motivation; and empower them to reach their potential. We specialise in working with young people facing barriers in music, in learning and in life.

We develop young people’s musical and technical abilities and provide progression routes and opportunities for those who wish to pursue them.

We measure our impact according to authenticity, inclusivity, engagement, creativity, empowerment and sustainability. We aren’t interested in one-off projects that don’t have an ongoing impact. We want to make a significant difference to young people’s lives in Gloucestershire.

         Our work leads to improvements in:

Creativity, self-belief, self-esteem and confidence


Which can be evidenced through wellbeing and educational outcomes:

Wellbeing – improved mental wellbeing, resilience and relationships, reduced negative behaviours

Education – increased self-efficacy (belief in ability to cope & succeed), motivation to learn, aspirations, school attendance


And this in itself leads to long-term social change:

improvements in employability, citizenship, and in some cases a reduced cost to society

Read all about it how we make a difference in our  Visual Impact Report 16/17.

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Beth aka ‘Grove’ gets a start in the music industry

Beth, aka ‘Grove’ is a 20-year old vocalist from Gloucestershire who’s part of our Upsurge artist development programme. She thought she was destined to work in ‘dead-end jobs’ until someone gave her a ‘big break’. All that’s changed since she became involved with...