Innovate and Activate 2021 Launch, Sound Connections

Information session about Sound Connections’ investment programmes for practitioners, grassroots organisations and Music Education Hubs!

Date: Tuesday 27th April 2021

Cost: Free


Date: 20/05/2024 – 20/05/2024


Innovate is Sound Connections’ long-standing seed funding programme for individual
practitioners and grassroots organisations in London to test out new
ideas for working with children and young people through music
turnovers under £100,000). Successful Innovate applicants will receive
up to £2,000 and mentoring from Sound Connections to deliver a short
project with children and young people aged 0-25 in London. Project will
need to be delivered by end of March 2022.

Activate is our brand new programme for London-based Music Education Hubs to develop and embed youth voice in their work.
Successful Activate applicants will receive up to £2,000, mentoring
from Sound Connections and a free place on our Essential Youth Voice
training course. Projects will need to be delivered by end of March

In this 90-minute session you will:

  • Learn about the aims and purpose of Innovate and Activate.
  • Get to know the application processes.
  • Hear from past programme participants and learn what it’s like to be an Innovator or Activator.
  • Meet new people and share project ideas.

This event is for practitioners and organisations working with children and young people in London.
Attend if you are a practitioner working independently, a grassroots
organisations with a turnover under £100,000 or a London-based Music
Education Hub.


  • 2:00pm – Welcome
  • 2:10pm – Introduction to Innovate
  • 2:25pm – Introduction to Activate
  • 2:40pm – Breakout spaces for more detailed information about Innovate and Activate application processes
  • 3:10pm – Small group breakouts for coffee, networking and project sharing
  • 3:30pm – End

To book your FREE place, visit the website.

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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