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Project information

The Busking Project

The Busking project has the aim to encourage performers to raise money for local charities. It also encouraged and develops their performance skills as they perform to a live audience. They also meet many other like minded people and get involved in many other volunteering.

March 2011 - September 2013

Charity information: Somerset Youth Volunteering Network

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  • Need


    Due to funding cuts we had many musicians and performers who have been performing for us voluntarily for the last three years at a loose end, this project was set up so their talent wouldn't be wasted.

    2.1% of people in Somerset are unemployed 5.7% are under the age of 24. These people have nothing to do and very little self esteem.
    this project will give them work experience and get them motivated, it will also improve their self esteem and self worth.


    This project creates many different volunteering opportunities, there are the opportunities for performers but also many for people who want to be involved but don't feel that performance is for them, some of these are Stewarding, sound engineers, media crew e.c.t

    This project will tackle the unemployment problem in Somerset by giving people experience to put on their CVs and improve their work History's.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve the self esteem and job chances of local people


    » By Volunteering this improves peoples self esteem and work experience.

    What success will look like

    Improved numbers of employment and local people achieving more.

    Aim 2

    To Raise money for Local Charities


    » Performers give % of what they earn to Local charities. Their Transport cost comes out of the money earned.

    What success will look like

    To raise lots of money for local charities and hel[p them in this time of financial need.

  • Impact


    The long term changes are that more people are employed, local charities have more money and the community comes together more as a unit.
    We will ask people for case studies to see how the project has impacted on their life.


    There is a risk that we will not reach enough volunteers. I have dealt with this risk by advertising well.


    We are very used to reporting for different projects. I think the best way to report would be with amounts of people who have benefited from the project.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,088

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,888 Staff Costs Staff costs to hold project
      £1,200 Equipment Performance Equipment
  • Background


    This project is ran from our community shop. The shop is situated in the Queedam shopping centre Yeovil, Somerset.
    The shop is used by all different people within the community including community groups and small charities. Its a space for anyone to use to find volunteering opportunities, support and guidance.


    The local community, the local population, unemployed, underprivileged, and local charities will all benefit from this project.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have 11 years of experience with working with young people and local communities.
    We work closely with all schools, colleges, entry to employment groups to try and engage young people to support them to move on to employment when they are ready.
    We know the local communities and know what they want and need due to previous projects.
    We have ran successfully many music projects before.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jeni Waller

    I am the project manager for this project and my role is to make sure it runs well. I have previous project experience.