Our History

This was the biggest
out-of-school programme the New Opportunities Fund (now Big Lottery) had supported

We used to fund trips to concerts......and then we started making our own music with young people

1979 – Yorkshire Youth and Music is born as a regional branch of Youth and Music. We were part of a national scheme which provided young people with opportunities to attend live music concerts. Our Director, Gail Dudson, actually benefitted from this herself, when at school in Sheffield in the 1970s!

1981 – We became a registered charity and moved away from encouraging young people to listen to music events to encouraging them to make music.

1995 – We were a music prize-winner in the prestigious Prudential Awards for the Arts.

1999 – We won a Millennium Festival Fund Award and launched the Sounding Out project. At the time, this was the biggest out-of-school programme the New Opportunities Fund (now Big Lottery) had supported; twenty one secondary schools across Yorkshire were able to offer a variety of music-making activities, from samba bands to music technology.

2005 – We became the host organisation for MusicLeader in Yorkshire.

2007 – We became Area Leaders for Sing Up Yorkshire.

2012 – We became National Foundation for Youth Music: Musical Inclusion grant-holders for South and West Yorkshire.

2012 – We secured a grant from the National Foundation for Youth Music: Open programme for our Amazing Music Technology project.

2013 – We secured a grant from the National Foundation for Youth Music: Open programme for our Early Years SEN project in Bradford.

2015 – We secured a ‘Fund B’ grant from the National Foundation for ‘Musical Journeys towards Positive Futures’.

 


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