Impact Report – UK Social Justice Fund
Since the creation of the Global Social Justice Fund in June 2020, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and in honour of all victims of racist oppression and police brutality, the SJF team at Sony Music UK have been focused on how our fund can help change lives and support anti-racist initiatives in Britain.
To date, we have spent nearly £1.7million on 18 different organisations who focus on excluded communities in the UK. In line with the global team, we have focused on three core pillars: education and skills; criminal justice and rehabilitation; and community engagement.
All our partner organisations work towards improving fairness in the UK, tackling structural issues and providing access and opportunity to young people from under-served Black communities. From youth clubs, mentoring schemes and scholarship programmes, to research focused on mental health and workshops on how to deal with trauma, SJF UK has provided much-needed funds for critical work, both in the music industry and beyond.
We have compiled case studies of our progress with each organisation into a UK Social Impact Report – this helps track our funds and focus our decisions on where our money, time and effort are best applied. Some of our partners joined us at a Sony Music event to celebrate their work so far and to introduce and share stories from some of the beneficiaries themselves.
We will continue to fund brilliant and inspiring programmes that help build a more progressive and equal society. Thank you so much to everyone who has been a part of this journey so far, especially to our ambassadors who have worked directly with the organisations to help strengthen their programmes with expertise, energy and true commitment.