We want to see an inclusive society, where everyone gets the chance to shine. We’re helping to make that happen in York.

We’re a registered charity based in Chapelfields, York. We've been running arts and creative media learning projects in and around the city since 1982.

A lot of people take part in our projects. From disabled young people and adults, to older people with dementia and memory loss and people with mental health problems. We help them develop the confidence and skills to connect with their local community and have more of a say in the things that matter to them.

And everyone has a lot of fun along the way!

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Our projects

Our fun projects include singing and signing choirs, community media training programmes and specialist creative sensory activities.

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Last year we…

  • Reached 974 people with our fun learning activities
  • Sang and signed 70 songs in public performances
  • Ran 823 project activity sessions
  • Delivered 25 community workshops and events
  • Worked with 41 fabulous volunteers

We need your support

You can change lives. As a small charity, we have to raise over £300,000 each year to deliver our projects and every donation makes a huge difference.

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