Sound Futures

The Project

Lead organisation: Sound Communities

Project name: Sound Futures

Investment priority: People and Skills – NEET Support (Not in Education, Employment or Training)

Shared Prosperity Funding: £99,840


The Sound Futures project uses creative digital media, music and radio-based opportunities as a tool to engage and inspire young people into raising their aspirations and supporting them to believe in themselves so that they can improve their chances in life and face their futures with more resilience and enable them to get work ready.

The programme sees participants receiving both 1:1 and group sessions where a project-based approach will be used for participants to work towards some sort of event, performance, broadcast or other final product of their choosing. With over 11 years working within the NEET sector in Torbay, Sound Communities’ approach to delivery focuses on relationship-based interventions with young people who are marginalised and have been failed previously by numerous systems in their life.

It emphases intensive, wrap-around one-to-one support alongside group work and is further supplemented by additional life, wellbeing and basic skills training to get participants work ready. Their understanding and proven approach to tackling low aspirations, feelings of youth being left behind, and poor social mobility aligns with our vision and current offer of a community wealth-building approach to create jobs and boost community cohesion.

Who can apply?

Any Torbay-based young person between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not in education, employment or training. The programme is fully funded and completely free to participants.

Take part

To sign up and for full details visit the Sound Communities website, email or call 01803 431220

Sound Futures

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