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 are fun, engaging and effective in making young people feel part of something and improving their opportunities and aspirations for the future.

Project Opportunities

If you are an agency, parent or carer that would like to refer a young person, or a young person that would like to join one of our projects please look at our projects open for referrals and contact joe@soft-touch.org.uk or call us 0116 2552592.

If you are an organisation that has an idea for a new project or partnership contact info@soft-touch.org.uk and a one of our director team will get back to you.

The What IF project is designed for young people aged 15-24, living in the Leicester or Leicestershire area and have left school or college in the last couple of years feeling unsure of the next steps required to access employability or college.

Funded by Youth Music, Noteable offers regular weekly music sessions

Creative enterprise programme helping young people to develop their creative skills and talents and to learn how to sell their work.

Now recruiting! YES project aims to transform the future of young people to move into employment.

UpSTart uses fun creative activities to engage young people from New Parks, Beaumont Leys, Stocking Farm or Mowmacre Hill who need support.

Creative Studio provides a tailor-made specialist alternative arts programme for young people who need extra support and don’t fit into a traditional educational setting.

We are open for arts and music sessions now. There will be some restrictions in place.

Leicester Art Week is an arts festival produced by Leicester Visual Arts presenting and exciting programme of exhibitions, events and commissions across the city.

UNLOCKED: Prison Art from HMP Leicester and beyond

Write, act, sing, design, direct, produce a comedy show with writer/performers Rob Gee, Kirsty Munro and Matt Hollins, and members of the Soft Touch team.

A weekly Saturday music activity session suitable for young people with special educational needs.

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.