Social Justice Fund

Irene Taylor Trust

The Irene Taylor Trust (ITT) seeks to inspire positive change in the lives of prisoners, former prisoners and young people in challenging circumstances through creating and performing original music. ITT believes that this collaborative process can have a powerful impact on people’s lives, bringing them new confidence, important transferable social skills and raised aspirations for the future. 


Sony Music UK’s Social Justice Fund supported a year of activity for former prisoners, including three week-long projects. Participants were encouraged to make and perform original music, which built self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills, and improved their employment prospects. The activity provided focus at a time when former prisoners are particularly vulnerable, needing to avoid situations that may lead them to reoffend.

Find out more about ITT here.

Project completed summer 2023.