Every Youth Music project measures its impact, helping us build a unique national overview. We're an outcomes-based funder, which means that we ask organisations to tell us what changes they expect their project to bring about.
These include developing skills like performing, composing and producing; learning to be creative and exploring different styles of music; and understanding the range of musical careers available.
These include positive impacts on wellbeing like increasing happiness, confidence and resilience to challenges; as well as developing practical skills which can come in useful for school or work.
Workforce and organisational outcomes
These include project staff developing their skills and knowledge, increasing diversity of teams, and forming partnerships with other organisations. Many Youth Music participants go on to work at projects themselves.
We support the sector to share their learning and experiences through our online community, the Youth Music Network.