23rd April 2014


Irene Taylor Trust "Music In Prisons"

In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the Irene Taylor Trust "Music in Prisons" towards the continuation of The Sounding Out Project which uses professional musicians to train ex-prisoners in intense music writing and performing workshops, focusing on developing each band member towards a professional standard of musicianship and providing paid performance opportunities. The Foundation supported the initial project 2 years ago and out of the 7 band members involved, 2 have secured full time jobs, 2 went on to additional music courses and 1 was awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fund fellowship.