Dorset Youth Association (DYA) funded by UK Youth ran the Big Music Project. 10 young people took part in the project and gave them the opportunity to attend DYA’s music hub where they could training and develop their musical and mentoring skills to deliver to their peers.

A unique opportunity like this gave young people the chance to explore their interests and learn thing they may not have through formal education.


The project helped 7 young people with a musical interest to achieve a National Arts Awards to add to their CV – recognising the hard work put in by the young people will help them in the future when applying for jobs, training or further education.

UK Youth identified DYA as one of the top performing music hubs in the country, this, in turn, brought additional funding.