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Preston charity gains support from Youth Music

Posted on - 4th January, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Charities, People, Preston News

Creativity Works Preston (CWP) has been awarded funding from national charity, Youth Music to provide music making activities for young people.

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CWP, based in Shepherd Street, has been awarded a total of £80,527 over two years for an exciting new project, ‘The Big Little Project.’

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The project’s aim is to make positive changes to young people by offering them unique music learning experience. There will be an emphasis on youth led activities within the project.

It will aim to provide opportunities for up to 100 young people, from 10 to 25 to get involved with performance and production.

The young people taking part will have the chance to achieve nationally recognised music related qualifications.

The project will also feature a European angle with a group of young people set to embark upon a tour to Poland in 2020.

The Youth Music funding will be used to improve the organisation’s music facilities and see the establishment of a new recording studio and mac production suite. It will allow CWP to significantly reduce the costs to schools, keeping costs down.

CWP are now able to provide free places to young people not in education, employment or training (NEETS) post-16 beneficiaries due to the match funding from the European Social Fund (ESF).

Deputy Chief Executive of CWP, Anita McGreevy, said: “We are thrilled to have received the continued support from Youth Music in what is now our third grant, a testimony to the strong working relationship we have built up with Youth Music over the past five years.”

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CWP is a registered charity that was established to meet the needs of NEETS. The charity provides a supportive and nurturing environment for young people to continue education and acquire the skills needed for secure, sustained and gainful employment.

Schools, care homes, local authorities and other organisations working with young people are encouraged to get in contact with CWP. Let us know in the comments if you are hoping to get involved.

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