Sunderland Youth Choir

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Sunderland Youth Choir

Sunderland Youth Choir

Sunderland Music Hub By Sunderland Music Hub

Sunderland Youth Choir is an open, inclusive and welcoming space for any child in Sunderland between 7-16 years old to come together, make new friends, and sing. The project has wellbeing at the core.

Sunderland Idea stage

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Sunderland had been without a city Youth Choir for over 20 years. Last year Sunderland Music Hub recruited a group of Young Vocal Leaders to help us set up a new Youth Choir with young people's voices and opinions at the heart of it. The Youth Choir formed in December 2021. In the first week we recruited 33 young people and in just eight rehearsals together were able to perform on the brand new Fire Station stage. Participants have met new friends, grown in confidence and developed a sense of belonging through being part of this friendly, inclusive group. We are fundraising to sustain the Youth Choir over the next academic year, making sure that the children and young people who have joined us already can continue and that we can open the project out to more children across the city. You can see a video about our Youth Choir here:

What we'll deliver:

  • One year of Youth Choir delivery
  • 50 children will be involved
  • Free activity for families in Sunderland

Why it's a great idea:

Singing is widely proven to have a range of health and wellbeing benefits. It helps us to create bonds with our fellow singers, it releases the 'feel good' chemicals in our brains to make us happier and it even has positive physical benefits on our lungs and bodies. The project will develop the wellbeing and resilience of our young singers and create a sense of belonging. Performance opportunities will support children to get out of their comfort zone, develop their independence and confidence. The project will provide free, accessible activity for young people from a range of backgrounds and needs. We are committed to ensuring the activity is free so that no child is unable to attend for financial reasons.

Steps to get it done:

  • Deliver Youth Choir taster sessions in schools to recruit new members.
  • Ensure marketing and communication about the Youth Choir is shared on social media to recruit new members.
  • Deliver a Youth Choir session weekly in term time.
  • Deliver four performances per year.

Location Sunderland

About the space

The project takes place at Sunderland City Hall


Sunderland City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £10,768

Use of space at City Hall - £4,000 (37%)
Management of Choir - £2,500 (23%)
Youth Choir Leader Time - £2,400 (22%)
Travel and Subsistence for Children and Young People - £500 (5%)
Performance Costs - £480 (4%)
Taster Sessions - £300 (3%)
Marketing and Communications - £250 (2%)
Other - £338 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Use of space at City Hall
Management of Choir
Youth Choir Leader Time
Travel and Subsistence for Children and Young People
Performance Costs
Taster Sessions
Marketing and Communications
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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:

  • More sessions

Total £10,768

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