Sound Communities are a Community Interest Company (CIC) working in Torbay, South Devon whose aim is to connect, engage & inspire through radio and music production.
In both 2017 & 2018 they were successfully awarded grants from Devon Community Foundation courtesy of the #iwillFund.
Last year, this money went towards developing their outreach radio workshop and broadcast programme for their youth-led station in Paignton, Ocean Youth Radio.
Connecting with their peers and their communities through their shared experiences, love of music and desire to speak up about what’s happening in their lives.
Engaging those children and young people unlikely to participate in social action and/or arts and cultural opportunities elsewhere.
Inspiring through their passion for sharing music or for expressing their often unheard voices and opinions.
They say “Our children and young people recently reflected on what they have learnt from involvement in the station and they said it has increased:
• their desire to improve their communities through radio making by 92%
• their confidence by 81%
• sense of belonging by 82%
• communication skills by 67%
Now that’s something worth airing!
Find out more about Sound Communities CIC here