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Orford Music Base

Funded on Spacehive 5 December 2019

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Orford Music Base

Accent Music Education Hub, Warringon Borough Council By Accent Music Education Hub, Warringon Borough Council

To establish a thriving musical development project in one of the most deprived areas in Warrington which will support the musical, personal and social development of children and young people

Warrington Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 05 Dec 2019!

The programme will provide the opportunity for children and young people to develop musical skills in an encouraging and creative environment. Employing the services of vocal coaches, instrumental tutors and music producers we will encourage collaborative working, develop communication skills, build self-esteem and support participants to develop the skills needed to participate in dynamic musical ensembles. Our music leaders will deliver advice and guidance regarding activities such as instrument care, rehearsal skills, stagecraft, composition, Image development and promotion at appropriate and differentiated levels. We will raise standards of musical ability of children and young people in Orford and surrounding areas and provide and/or raise awareness of progressionary pathways and opportunities for them to engage with the wider music communities in Warrington and Cheshire.

What we'll deliver:

  • Purchase and install music recording system
  • Provide opportunities and support to children and young people living in the most deprived communities in Warrington.
  • Establish a thriving centre for young people's music development at Orford Youth Base

Why it's a great idea:

This project will raise levels of aspiration and ambition, improve skills, attitude and employability of young people who are at risk of becoming disengaged in the most deprived areas of Warrington. Orford has twice the average level of unemployment for the Borough and the highest rates of 16--18 year olds not in employment, education or training(10.6%). It also has more referrals to social care, children on the child protection register and number of looked after children than anywhere else in the town. Not surprisingly, Orford is in the top two wards for incidents of crime, youth nuisance incidents and first time entrants to the youth justice system. Our work will help disengaged young people in the transition to a productive and fulfilling adult life. We will give them the skills required to find employment and, where necessary, move away from insecure jobs without training, and opportunity for personal development and growth

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase and install musical recording equipment
  • Establish young people's music management team
  • Consult and construct delivery plan with young participants
  • Recruit Music Leaders and Volunteers
  • Begin delivery of music development workshops
  • Create Recordings
  • Plan and carry out performances / skill sharing

Location Warrington

About the space

Orford Youth Base


Warrington Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £14,420

Delivery of 24 x 2hr sessions employing the services of 3 music leaders and technical support - £6,240 (43%)
27‑inch iMac with Retina 5K display - £4,139 (29%)
AVID Pro Tools Ultimate Perpetual License - £2,519 (17%)
Accreditation fees - £635 (4%)
Other - £887 (6%)

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.

Delivery of 24 x 2hr sessions employing the services of 3 music leaders and technical support
27‑inch iMac with Retina 5K display
AVID Pro Tools Ultimate Perpetual License
Accreditation fees
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


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:

  • 1) Purchase additional equipment for music recording facility at Orford Youth Base, 2) Offer opportunities to explore additional music industry roles by employing the services of guest speakers and tutors, 3) Extend the duration of the provision

Total £14,420

Our Volunteer List

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