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Music-based training for women prisoners at HMPYOI Bronzefield (360G-CFSurrey-A494245)

Music Course for prisoners.


07 Jan 2019

Recipient Organization

Finding Rhythms (GB-CHC-1151872)

Grant details
Amount Applied For 2250
Amount Awarded 2250
Award Date 2019-01-07T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01030714
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name Spelthorne 003E
Grant Programme: Code 2018/19 Round 3
Grant Programme: Title Donor Funds
Impact Category Improve life skills, education, employability and enterprise
Last Modified 2019-01-16T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 2
Planned Dates: End Date 2019-04-15T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2019-02-01T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Young Adults (19 – 25)
Primary beneficiary Women
Primary ethnicity All Ethnicities
Primary issue Education, learning and training
Recipient Org: Charity Number 1151872
Recipient Org: Description Finding Rhythms (FR) is a registered CIO, established in May 2013. The charity’s mission is to improve society through creating music. Largely, this is achieved through education projects in prisons. During these projects 10-15 learners are challenged to write, compose and record an album of original music. FR demonstrates that the skills used in creating music are transferable both to work and life outside of the creative context. Learners build employability and social skills which can lead to an Edexcel-accredited BTEC in employability skills. To date FR has worked with over 350 young and adult prisoners in 20 prisons in London, the South East, the Midlands, and Wales. FR has published 33 albums of original music, and tracks from these albums have been played on BBC World Service, Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio Wales. In 2018 FR won 18 Koestler Awards for art made in prison. Besides the prison projects FR also runs projects with former prisoners in the community, and with disadvantaged young people. They result in a professionally produced album, authored and performed by participants. In 2017-18, FR engaged a total of 101 learners in a total of 363 hours of music-based training. This comprised nine full length courses. In the year, FR helped 38 prisoners to achieve a BTEC, and employed 18 musicians and music engineers from across the UK. FR is a small organisation relying largely on free-lance musicians. The charity is overseen by 5 Trustees.
Recipient Org: Web Address
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