Soft Touch Arts Limited

Soft Touch Arts Limited

Charity information

Soft Touch Arts Limited

35,000 young people live in poverty in Leicester City, one of the highest levels in the country. Soft Touch Arts is a Leicester based charity, established in 1986. We support young people in challenging life situations to access positive arts, media and music activities which give them new ways to develop personal, social and employability skills and move forward with their lives in a positive way.

Founded 1986

  • Mission statement

    Creating Brighter Futures for Disadvantaged Young People

    We support young people who lack opportunities or have challenges in their lives to participate in positive creative activities. We help them get back on track if things have gone wrong, try new things, build the confidence and resilience to change negative or risky behaviours, and progress to lead more fulfilling lives. This, in turn, has a beneficial effect on their communities.

  • Aims

    Soft Touch Arts Limited aims to:

    • Raise £5000 to support 10 young people through a life-changing 6 month mentoring placement, pairing them with a business mentor to work on employability goals to help them get a job.
    • Launch STARS a scheme to help disadvantaged young people with creative talent to learn how to sell their artwork through brokering commissions with local businesses who would like artwork for offices
    • Increase number of young people in co-production enabling them to design and deliver creative projects in the city and county and develop as future leaders of our charity.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1986

    Registered Charity Number: 1147318

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 12

    Phone number: 0116 2552592

    Address: 50 New Walk LE1 6TF

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