The Urban Vocal Group

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Registered address
T12 Portsmouth Guildhall,Guildhall Square
Portsmouth,
PO1 2AB

Phone
02392987374

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Charity number
1151086

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Since 2008 the UVG's mission has been to inspire young people aged 11 - 25 to participate in music and the arts as a means of developing transferable skills and to foster positive mental health and wellbeing. We have provided over 18,000 free creative opportunities including gigs, recordings, masterclasses, mentoring sessions, and workshops, and delivered training in a wide variety of activities including song writing, broadcasting, event management, graphic design, and marketing.

The UVG works in some of the most socio-economically deprived areas in the South East (PO9/PO1/PO12) where there are higher than average levels of unemployment and child poverty and lower than average levels of education, skills, and training.  For many of these young people, their situation is further compounded by anxiety, adverse mental health conditions, bullying, or negative peer pressure.  
"Being a part of UVG made me comfortable to be there and helped me to realise that not everywhere I was going to be judged" - Leah (17)
“I wasn’t good at making friends before I joined UVG, I only had 2 friends. UVG gave me the confidence not only to talk to other people but to sing in front of them too, it pulled me out of my comfort zone.” - Allanah (14)

The charity works in some of the most socio-economically deprived areas in the South East where there are higher than average levels of unemployment and child poverty and lower than average levels of education, skills, and training.  For many of these young people, their situation is further compounded by anxiety, adverse mental health conditions, bullying, or negative peer pressure.  

"Being a part of UVG made me comfortable to be there and helped me to realise that not everywhere I was going to be judged" - Leah (17)

“I wasn’t good at making friends before I joined UVG, I only had 2 friends. UVG gave me the confidence not only to talk to other people but to sing in front of them too, it pulled me out of my comfort zone.” - Allanah (14)



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