Across our last fiscal year, we directly impacted 189 people - double the number from the previous year!
Want to understand the impact that Sound Vision can have?
Listen to George's story on his Pathway to Employment
Work Experience Film 2023
Pathway to Employment, Work Experience Summer 2023 : "Fifteen years of fifteen-year-olds"
‘I’m still anxious but I’ve definitely had my confidence boosted. I can even dance in front of people now, and I talk to more people. I no longer need to go to ‘Off The Record’ (mental health support for young people).
Year 8 Norton Hill School Student, Sound Academy, Alternative Provision
In Sound Academy and Sound Music, we work closely with our trainees to assess their progression paths so that we can continually improve our programmes. Trainees influence the development of our training by sharing their experiences through feedback, which we collect regularly. Where appropriate, we stay in touch to find out how they used their newfound skills and reinvigorated self-belief to progress.
In 2021, we launched our Alternative Provision for schools. The first year was a roaring success and has shown a growing demand for this educational support service. We expect to triple the number of Alternative Provision trainee students for 2022/23.
Work Experience Film 2022
Pathway to Employment, Work Experience Summer 2022 : "Radio, rogue trolleys and the perfect cuppa"
We seek to empower people of all ages, but we have a strong legacy and focus on young people. Here is the breakdown of our trainees this year:
51% are under 19 years old
68% are under 25 years old
32% are adults over 25 years old
Our Sound Support stream has significantly increased our capacity to empower voices less heard. Roughly half of our trainees last year were from projects we enabled. Our Sound Women workshops, for example, helped build confidence and verbal skills. Here is the trainee breakdown:
49% from minority ethnic groups
36% were under 25 years old
13% were over 65 years old
Since launching the charity in 2017, we have carefully monitored the progress of all trainees and beneficiaries.
500+ trainees empowered by our inclusive training
100% of trainees entered received Arts Awards
200+ people supported achieved a job of their choice
We have cultivated a culture of collaboration and compassion, and our trainees often wish to pay it forward. They have gone on to become mentors, volunteer with us, and in one case a Trustee on our Board.
We are proud that, thanks to their enhanced confidence some of our trainees are willing to share their stories to inspire others. To truly gauge the impact our work has, we suggest learning more about our trainees from their stories below. They showcase everything from improved confidence, to achieving aspirations such as; securing a job, gaining independence, making new friends or being part of a community.
Street to Studio really built my confidence and allowed me to express myself. I am now ready to take and own new opportunities. I dream of becoming a singer.
Evie, Sound Music, Street to Studio