Social Justice Fund

OnSide Youth Zone Sony Music Social Justice Fund

OnSide Youth Zones is a national charity that champions youth work and believes all young people deserve access to opportunities. It reaches marginalised young people living in some of the capital’s most disadvantaged and underinvested communities, providing essential and inspirational venues where young people can develop confidence-boosting skills in musicianship and beyond. 

Impact at a glance

OnSide has received two years of financial support from Sony Music UK’s Social Justice Fund to run their music mentoring programme across three London Youth Zones – Croydon, Barnet, and Barking and Dagenham.

In the first year of the programme, over 150 young people accessed one-to-one music mentoring sessions with OnSide’s music youth workers, helping to build their creative music skills and confidence. As a result, the young people gained a better understanding of different career paths in music, as well as developing new skills such as songwriting, music production, learning an instrument, and musical arrangement.

Find out more about OnSide Youth Zones here.