Bury St Edmunds music making project Noise Solution named as finalist in UK Social Enterprise Awards
A social enterprise which provides music based mentoring for young people has been short listed in the UK Social Enterprise Awards.
Noise Solution based at The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds works with young people who have become disengaged with mainstream schooling and training or struggle with mental health issues.
By pairing the young person with a musician/producer over a 10 week period the young person creates a personalised digital story working through issues they may have. This is shared with parents and professional key workers and enables the young person to experience a sense of worth and to feel more motivated.
Noise Solution, which celebrated its 10th birthday this year, is one of five finalists in the Prove It! Social Impact award category to be decided on December 4.
Simon Glenister, CEO of Noise Solution, said: “We are delighted to have been short listed for this award. The last five years have seen us at the forefront of the development of digital youth work.”
Peter Holbrook, chief executive of the UK Social Enterprise Awards, said: “Every year the standards of applications gets higher and higher. At a time when public confidence in business is at a low and when we are facing a crisis both political and environmental - this year’s short list shows how business can be used to build a better world.”
Noise Solution has worked with around 600 young people over the past few years, estimated to be just three per cent of young people in similar situations across its delivery area in the East of England.
The organisation was also named one of the top 100 performing social enterprises in the UK according to the Natwest SE100. For more see firstname.lastname@example.org
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