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Project 'Sound bite'

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Project 'Sound bite'

MAPSS(Mental health And physical supportservices) By MAPSS(Mental health And physical supportservices)

Our project aims to provide a safe space for the community to come together, socialise, chill with a cuppa and a bite. Experiencing the benefits of arts and culture, workshops, open mic, special guest

North Shields Fundraising stage

pledged of £8,637
days left

Research has shown that the arts are so often undervalued and under funded. Yet the benefits of arts/creativity to the health and well being of indiividuals and society, is well documented. Project 'sound bite' aims to make art and culture more accessible to our community, and MAPSS have come together with a team of established poets, writers, artists, drama teachers, musicians, and complimentary therapists, to achieve this. We aim to transform our spacious basement, into a sound proofed, safe space, that will allow the community to come together, and share a uniting theme. Chilling and chatting with a cuppa and a bite, sharing and learning new skills. Bite size work shops, complimentary therapies, open mic sessions and other social events will be delivered. Our services will be available to all ages and abilities, nurturing and promoting artistic abilities, or just being there and enjoying the environment. 'A loss of the art, is a loss to everyone'(Famkee Veenstra-Ashmoore )

What we'll deliver:

  • Install stair lift into basement
  • Instalation of fire door and evac chair
  • Soundproof basement
  • Ìnstalation of flooring

Why it's a great idea:

Research has shown the benefits of the arts to health and wellbeing. Results from over 3000 studies, identified a major role for the arts, in the prevention of ill health, promotion of health, and management and treatment of illness across the lifespan (The World Health Organisatiiion) Coming together, sharing a common interest and socialising, is also fundamental in preventing lonliness and isolation. Our project will benefit:- ●Individuals, of all ages, health and well being, via the arts. ●The community, jn providing the opportunity to come together and socialise. ●The development of art and culture, providing local artists with the opportunity to deliver workshops, raise awareness, and raise their profile. ●Individuals and groups, of all ages in learning and sharing their skills, developing confidence and self esteem. ●Community and individuals, with the opportunity for work experience, volunteer opportunities. and possible employment.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase flooring
  • Purchase sound proofing pannels
  • Apply pannels and flooring
  • Purchase fire door and evac chairs
  • Install indoor stairlift


Location North Shields

About the space



North Tyneside Council

How will the money be spent?Total £8,637

Stairlift plus warranty and servicing - £5,394 (62%)
Soundproof pannels x 67 packs - £2,000 (23%)
Evac chair - £257 (3%)
Flooring x 4 roll - £256 (3%)
Other - £730 (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.

Stairlift plus warranty and servicing
Soundproof pannels x 67 packs
Evac chair
Flooring x 4 roll
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  • 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:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Replace lighting units
  • Electrician additional sockets

Total £8,637

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