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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.

Young woman playing guitar and singing

Rianne's story

Rianne’s lack of confidence kept her from making music in public. With the support of The Garage, a performing arts centre in Norwich, she was able to come out of her shell and develop her talent.


The organisations we invest in across the East of England region

Mancroft Advice Project (MAP)


Southend YMCA


Suffolk Artlink

Rock Up II

Sinfonia Verdi

Billy's Band Music Club in Luton

Chesterton Parents Group

Little Music Makers

The Braintree Foyer

Braintree Sound Academy

St John's Special School

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

Hertfordshire County Council


Snape Maltings

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

Hertfordshire Music Service


The Garage Trust

Innovate, Test, Embed' & Regional Strategic Music Programme

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.

Great Yarmouth Community Trust


Essex County Council

A bright future for SEND music in Greater Essex


ENCORE Music Programme

Romsey Mill

Sounds Like Change

Musical Keys


We are Music

Get Known -the Next Stage

BME Youth

Lost Generation Congolese Rumba

Music Arts Project CIC

MAP Gateway Development Project

Great Yarmouth Minster

Minster Music Outreach- Youth Voice

Chesterton Parents Group

Little Music Makers

Southend YMCA


Creative Arts East

Create, Encourage, Promote Music 3

Voluntary Action Epping Forest

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

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.