Young Urban Arts Foundation
The Young Urban Arts Foundation (YUAF) uses music to engage some of London’s hardest-to-reach and most at-risk young people. Its Outreach Media Bus and ‘Skip to the Beat’ programme provide a safe space for young people to learn DJing, music production and song-writing, all while accessing services that provide support with mental health, gang culture and drug and knife crime. YUAF’s intervention was co-designed by health practitioners and arts practitioners, and can signpost young people to a variety of other specialist services they otherwise would not access. YUAF will use The Fore’s funding to roll-out its ‘Amplify’ programme – a digital platform that will host youth content (as well as YUAF support materials), while also generating income for the organisation through corporate sponsorship. This programme will revolutionise YUAF’s financial sustainability, forecast to bring in over £80,000 in unrestricted funding within two years.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2019 Summer
Sector: Arts and culture, Youth and education, Health and wellbeing