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The East of England is a very mixed region. Towns within commuter distance of London and around Cambridge are well-connected and relatively affluent. Norfolk and Suffolk are very rural with a more spread-out population.

Areas around Kings Lynn, Thetford, Norwich and Peterborough are less well-off, and coastal towns in particular face many difficulties. Jaywick in Tendring has the highest level of deprivation in England. The village has significant problems with unemployment and is regularly at risk of flooding.

Three disabled young people and a music leader playing percussion instruments

Essex Music Education Hub

The hub realised that opportunities for music-making in the county’s special schools were patchy at best. The resulting project is a fantastic demonstration of what musical inclusion looks like in practice.

New Routes

A group of young refugees worked with music leaders from The Garage to make this awesome music video. The group came together at New Routes Integration, an organisation which supports migrant and refugee individuals and communities in Norfolk. Their track’s called Far Away and is inspired by the sense of freedom they’ve felt since settling in Norwich.


The organisations we invest in across the East of England region

Creative Arts East

Create, Encourage, Promote Music 3

Mancroft Advice Project (MAP)

Soundbites & Homesounds

Suffolk Artlink

Rock On

Southend YMCA


Chesterton Parents Group

Little Music Makers

Roman River Music

Greenstead Soundscapes


Southend Songwriting

Great Yarmouth Minster

Minster Music Outreach- Youth Voice

BME Youth

Lost Generation Congolese Rumba

20Twenty Productions CIC


We are Music

Get Known -the Next Stage

Musical Keys


Romsey Mill

Sounds Like Change


ENCORE Music Programme

Essex County Council

A bright future for SEND music in Greater Essex

The Garage Trust

Innovate, Test, Embed' & Regional Strategic Music Programme

Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Great Yarmouth Community Trust


Pulse Arts CIC

Scale up Music in Health Practice on Children's Wards at Evelina London and Broomfield Hospital, Essex and develop the skill-set of the Pulse Arts' workforce.

Hertfordshire Music Service


Snape Maltings

Aldeburgh Sings - A vocal development programme connecting young people, teachers and music leaders under the creative Aldeburgh Music umbrella.

The Braintree Foyer

Braintree Sound Academy

Hertfordshire County Council


St John's Special School

Music Project to support pupils with severe/complex learning disabilities and additional emotional health needs.

Music Arts Project CIC

MAP Gateway Development Project

Map of England with markers for Youth Music projects

Music-making near you

We invest in projects where they're needed most, with over 350 taking place nationwide.