Our Projects

Since 1986 we have delivered hundreds of creative projects with thousands of people across Leicestershire. We use the arts to engage young people that are struggling to reach their potential because of family problems, difficulties in mainstream education or other issues which are holding back their personal and social development. Our projects, run in partnership with local agencies and businesses, unlock untapped potential, hidden depths and talent and are highly engaging and effective in making young people feel part of something and improving their aspirations for the future. The process of creating builds self-belief and confidence and through involvement in group projects generates a sense of belonging and feeling valued.

Project Opportunities

Are you an organisation that has an idea for a new project? Contact joe@soft-touch.org.uk to discuss creating your own project!

A regular music session at Soft Touch Arts for girls to learn more about music technology, playing instruments, singing and rapping.

The project, called the Youth Employability Support (YES) project, will aim to transform the futures of 400 young people between the ages of 15 and 24 who are currently the furthest from being able to move into employment.

UpSTart will use fun creative activities to engage young people who need support.

Creative Studio is an alternative education scheme funded by schools and local authorities

In January Youth Music awarded us funding to start a large three-year project, MiXT-UP, giving young people who wouldn't normally get the the chance to access music-making activities.

Quality sandwiches, soups and cakes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients with new weekly menus.

Social enterprise run by Soft Touch in partnership with Leicestershire Red Cross. Supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Leicester to make new friendships, get involved in their community and learn cooking and catering skills.

Soft Touch Arts has worked with young people from the Saffron Lane estate, where Orton grew up, and other parts of Leicester to produce an exhibition inspired by the life, work and legacy of the Leicester-born playwright.

The City Classroom project was an action research initiative designed to explore the potential of locally sourced curriculum content for every Leicester child.

This is a session designed for young people who want to make music independently and have a bit of experience, This is a follow up from our other MiXt Up sessions.

Soft Touch Arts are making a difference at Ward Three.

We have been working with Ellesmere College and Birkett house over the past 6 weeks delivering music education.