Congratulations to Sound Connections who have just announced four years of strategic investment from Youth Music. As one of 13 organisations awarded a Youth Music Fund C grant, Sound Connections becomes part of the newly formed Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England working together to promote diversity and cultural democracy in music education.
Nationally the ambition is to transform music education in England to
ensure that all children and young people can access music-making which
is suitable for their needs and relevant to their interests.
Matt Griffiths, CEO of Youth Music, said that the investment from
Arts Council England and the National Lottery, that has enabled four
years of the Fund C grant, is vital in helping us to effect change
nationwide. It means we can continue to support projects to offer
music-making in all its diversity of genres and on instruments that
reflect young peoples interests and needs. We will continue to work in
partnership to break down the barriers young people face, to support
their progression whichever routes they choose, and to advocate for a
new, inclusive model of music education.
As the Fund C grantholder for London, Sound Connections will work
closely with Music Education Hub lead organisations, Arts Council
National Portfolio Organisations, Youth Music funded partners,
grassroots and community organisations, music leaders and teachers, and
young people over the next four years, 2018 to 2022.