The hip-hop youth charity, the food bank and the community centre

A series of dynamic, inclusive and inspiring workshops through which young people can explore, and take part in hip hop, beatboxing, MCing, DJing and graffiti. With artists from Your Next Move, the workshops are being delivered at and in partnership with local food banks and community centres, connecting young people and their families to these core community support services.

How did the collaboration come about?

The project was born from a shared desire to raise awareness of the positive work of food banks, but also of the wider issues that lead them to exist. The project was initiated by hip-hop youth charity, Your Next Move who built the partnership group around this shared focus and desire to make a positive difference for young people in the community. It involved a community centre, the police, a community youth support team, a youth music charity, a food bank and a community centre.

The group was galvanised by the funding opportunity from Take Note and the focus on cross-sector partnerships.

Will the project continue beyond COVID-19 lockdown?


How was the project funded?

By the Take Note Connect fund, made possible by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Footwork Trust

Any other comments?

In order of importance, please choose the relevant factors that contributed to the success of this project?

Response to need
Response to COVID-19
The 'big' idea
Social impact
Delivery of Project
Combination of skill sets
Combination of participants
Volunteer support
Existing relationships
Available funding