Social Justice Fund

Joy Crookes at Educate to Create workshop

Photo: Andy Cotterill

Young Urban Arts Foundation (YUAF) is a charity that has worked with more than 17,500 young people since 2009 to create a world where marginalised young people are seen, heard and celebrated, no matter their background or circumstances. 

Through workshops, activities, accessing role models and opportunities, YUAF use creativity and culture to empower young Londoners aged 13-19, to raise their aspirations, build strong relationships and take a lead in shaping their futures by making positive and more informed life choices. 

Impact at a glance

Sony Music has worked with YUAF since 2019 on projects including Educate to Create – a programme to inspire and build the skills of disadvantaged London teenagers during the summer holidays.

The most recent funding from the Social Justice Fund supports the Transform Communities project, aimed at reducing youth violence and providing creative interventions that will help save lives across London.

Find out more about YUAF here.