Help us to make a noise for our 21st year celebrations

Please help us make a noise for our 21st year

We’re hoping to recruit an exciting and eclectic collection of high-profile musicians, bands and public figures to help us celebrate the fantastic work we’ve been doing for twenty years.

MT guitar cropAbout the Irene Taylor Trust: Creating Music. Transforming Futures.

We have a strong track record of using music as a powerful tool to help people make real positive changes in their lives. Our programmes Making TracksMusic in Prisons and Sounding Out support NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) young people, people of all ages in prisons, and ex-prisoners rebuilding their lives on release.  We believe that creating original music collaboratively can make a powerful impact on our participants, bringing them new confidence, important transferrable skills and raised aspirations for the future.

You can find out about the impact participants say our projects have here, and read academic evaluations of the benefits of our work here.

Some of the ways you could help include

We’re incredibly proud of our work to date and want to mark our 21st year (November 2015 – November 2016) with a series of events leading up to a final big show in London in November 2016. We want to make a huge noise about our work, building our profile, and use the events to raise funds to stabilise our future.

Some of the different ways you could help us to celebrate turning 21 include:

  • Give us a plug on social media – tweet about our work or record a ‘birthday’ message
  • Visit one of our projects to meet and inspire our participants
  • Become an ambassador for our work as a Patron
  • Donate a percentage of profit from a gig to us, or collect donations in buckets, or tell your audience about us and ask them to donate by text
  • Star in our final show in November 2016, collaborating on stage with our participants

There are lots of other ways you could get involved and we’d love to discuss the possibilities with you in person. Please contact Ruth Mulvey by email ( or give her a ring on 020 7733 3222.

Who we help

NEET young people via the Making Tracks programme.


Ex-prisoners rebuilding their lives on release via the Sounding Out programme.


Prisoners of all ages via Music in Prisons.


If you’re interested in helping us to celebrate our achievements to date and stabilise our future work, please contact Ruth Mulvey by email ( or on 020 7733 3222.

Thank you!