Your Donations – Livewire

Your Donations

If you’re an organisation interested in finding a worthy cause for your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, there is no more visible project for changing young lives in the South West than Livewire Youth Music Project. If you’re a private individual, the same applies and your donations are welcome and invaluable.

You’ll be able to see and measure the results of your contributions, be they financial or in another form – take a look at our stories and you’ll see a small sample of the incredible outcomes we’ve been delivering for over 30 years. If your interest is specifically CSR, please contact Andy Rance at andy@livewireyouth.com or 01752 843570.

If you’re a member of the local community and want to see our young people engaged in constructive activity, you can donate via PayPal by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top right of our website.

With the help of your donations we provide numerous activities and vital support services for local young people in Saltash and the wider area, including Plymouth and several nearby key towns in Cornwall. The activities and services we deliver include, but are by no means limited to –

Providing open access evening sessions for young people aged 18-21 on Mondays and Thursdays, where they can meet, play pool, learn a musical instrument, learn how to sing solo, or with a band, and perform on a stage in front of their peers and ultimately the public.
Developing the confidence to perform in our 250 capacity venue, which is an impressive place for our young people to hone their stagecraft and performance skills through practice, rehearsal and playing in front of real audiences. Instruments are provided and are funded from donations or by contributions of the instruments themselves.
Learning the art of song writing – with no finer example than our own ‘Haunt the Woods‘, who have appeared throughout the UK and Europe and on national television.
Learning to use a state of the art recording studio (much of which has been donated by Pete Townshend), control stage lighting, deliver live sound.
Providing one to one meetings with one of our youth workers or counsellors to help resolve personal, school, work, or confidence issues and in general, raising their self esteem.
Providing a Wednesday junior club for 10-13-year olds, which is a well-staffed and affords a safe place for them to meet and access some of our music facilities and other activities.
Access to our youth workers for more in-depth support for personal or work/school issues by appointment only, during weekdays from 9.20 to 2.30.  We also provide access to our practice rooms and recording studio by special arrangement.
Creating opportunities for young bands and artists to have FREE access to high quality professional recording studio facilities where they can record their compositions under the tutelage of a professional sound recordist.
Creating opportunities for bands, singers etc., to perform at local events and at local festivals where we also manage stages and present opportunities to our young sound and light engineers.
Encouraging young people to be a part of the Livewire community which is a strong, safe, non-judgemental environment whey they can grow and develop.
Supporting young people with mental health issues by the provision of a dedicated mental health worker and support team. From 2018, Livewire successfully secured two years of funding from Global’s ‘Make Some Noise’ and thanks to their generosity, now provides specialist mental health services for young people and children aged 5 to 10 and 10 to 21. The project is called ‘Heart N’ Soul’ and young people can self-refer, gaining the vital support they need to deal with their challenges. It is one of Livewire’s imperatives to ensure that this service to the community continues beyond two years, becoming a permanent offering to the area.

If you’d like to leave a Legacy to Livewire, you can download the correct wording for your Will here.