Team PwC – Your Impact
400 young people supported
The St. Agnes’ Violin and Orchestra Project provides 400 young people from a disadvantaged area with the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Classes and instruments are provided free of charge.
It further offers children from 4th class upward the opportunity to learn a second stringed instrument (viola, cello and double bass) and to participate in the St Agnes CCMA Junior Strings Orchestra. Those who progress to secondary school are offered the opportunity to continue their musicianship skills and be part of the St Agnes CCMA Teenage Chamber Orchestra.
The benefits go far beyond musicianship skills with the programme aiming to foster community cohesiveness and good mental wellbeing – with the ultimate goal of supporting the young people involved to stay in full time education.
This funding will aid the musicianship skills of 400 children. But it is also so much more than that. Equally as important are its effects on mental wellbeing, the development of their ‘cultural capital’ the improvements in their maths ability, and increases in their reading and comprehension skills. We’re very grateful to receive this funding.
42 young people supported
Carrigaline Family Support Centre provides low-cost therapy services (and other social supports) to families who are experiencing poverty and marginalisation. This project will offer therapy sessions to children and young people under 18, across the mediums of Play Therapy and Art Therapy.
The aim of the therapy is to provide the young person with a safe space to explore, be it through words or art and play, their underlying concerns and issues to help bring them to a place of understanding and management.
In the current climate of extensive public waiting lists this funding is vital. It will allow us to deliver therapy to 42 young people providing each young person with a safe space to explore, be it through words or Art and Play, their underlying concerns and issues to help bring them to a place of understanding and management.
‘Project ‘Connections’, addresses the lack of wellbeing supports for young people aged 16-25 who are seeking international protection in Ireland and those with refugee status. In particular, for those who are unaccompanied and without family members here in Ireland.
With a lack of opportunities for this group of young people to participate in creative youth projects in informal and safe spaces this will be a multi-disciplinary arts project, with an emphasis on wellbeing. The project will consist of group workshops to support building peer connections and will use a blended approach of online and in-person workshops over 10 weeks to make it accessible to more young people. The project will culminate with a showcase by the group.
This funding will help bridge the large gap in wellbeing supports for young people aged 16-25 who are seeking international protection in Ireland and those with refugee status. It will provide them with increased confidence and a well needed platform for them to express themselves.
How you can help
Our aim is to reach 45,000 children and young people who are living in disadvantaged circumstances across Ireland.
To do this, we need to support a wide range of youth projects as well those incredible youth workers who work tirelessly, and often voluntarily, to ensure children and young people have a future to look forward to.
But we can’t do it without you.
Whether you are a business or an individual you can help.