Music Programme for Prisoners

Finding Rhythms’ aim is to create a more engaged, employable generation of prisoners… through music.

They run intensive, 36-hour music projects in prisons led by some of the UK’s top touring artists, each of which result in a professionally produced album of new music. They show that the skills used in the context of writing, producing and delivering a project such as this are transferrable to many areas of work and life. To prove this, their graduates earn the BTEC certificate ‘Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness’.

On average, each project costs between £10,000-£15,000. Please watch the video below and also visit their website to find out more.

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Take a look at the Finding Rhythms video.

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Future Funding

Having supported a broad range of inspiring and transformational projects over the Foundation’s 30 year history, the Trustees decided to embark upon a strategic review to ensure our grants were having the greatest impact. In 2020 we completed an intensive eight month programme led by Ten Years’ Time and we’re thrilled to be focussing all our efforts now on building Youth Power and Leadership with some fantastic partners.

An image of a group of photos in a line representing various grants by the Ellis Campbell Foundation helping disadvantaged young people in Hampshire, London and Perthshire