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Musestore: making instruments accessible

Funded on Spacehive 28 October 2019

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Musestore: making instruments accessible

Musestore: making instruments accessible

North Somerset Music Service By North Somerset Music Service

We run 18 music ensembles for young people. To enable them to make music with quality instruments and equipment we wish to purchase a portable store to keep instruments secure at a rehearsal venue.

Kingston Seymour Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 28 Oct 2019!

The venues currently used for North Somerset Centre for Young Musicians ensembles is limited to those that can offer us some storage for instruments and equipment. Less and less venues can do this and those that currently do cannot offer anything extremely secure, watertight or insulated. Therefore the 'best' instruments and equipment are kept off site and usage is either limited or tranposrt costs wasteful. With a secure storage unit that could be relocated as changes in demand suggest moving venues to best meet needs we could ensure groups meet in the most accessible places, and provide them with high quality instruments and equipment that would be permanently on site. The storage unit could be decorated with the names of all donors (with their consent) to recognise their generosity.

What we'll deliver:

  • Purchase and install a storage unit at an NSCYM rehearsal venue.

Why it's a great idea:

We strive to enable young people to have positive high quality musical learning experiences. Having access to quality instruments and equipment at their weekly workshops and rehearsals will benefit the young people that currently attend. It will also make the sessions more attractive to young people who do not currently engage, increasing the reach of our ensemble provision. Engaging musically with other young people in high quality music making and learning scenarios is extremely beneficial to children and young people. Not only do they develop musically but also socially and intellectually. A store that can be relocated as demographics dictate will enable young musicians to access suitable equipment and get the maximum benefit from their musical ensemble engagement.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchasing the storage unit.
  • Selecting the location that will have the greatest impact and agreeing with the venue owner that we can instal the unit.
  • Installing the storage unit and filling it with instruments and resources!


Location Kingston Seymour

About the space

North Somerset


North Somerset Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,652

Expandastore 4m powder coated - £1,620 (61%)
Expandastore Insulation Kit - £499 (19%)
Delivery - £195 (7%)
Initial Installation - £100 (4%)
Expandastore Levelling Feet - £36 (1%)
Other - £202 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Expandastore 4m powder coated
Expandastore Insulation Kit
Initial Installation
Expandastore Levelling Feet
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We would use additional money raised to purchase more musical resources for young people to use.

Total £2,652

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