Ramsgate youth charity awarded £28,000 grant for music scheme

Pie Factory Music have been awarded £28,000

A Ramsgate-based music charity working with young people aged up to 25 has scooped a £28,000 grant’

Pie Factory Music, based in St Lawrence, have been awarded the funding from the National Foundation for Youth Music.

The cash will pay for the new Thanet Emerging Artists Programme, which will include workshops on different practical musical skills such as DJ-ing, using music technology, song writing and lyric-writing and music industry masterclasses from professional musicians and industry experts.

Pie Factory Music will also be recruiting six young producers – aged 11-25 – interested in putting on gigs and events in venues around Thanet.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29 June, 5pm. For more information and how to apply, see www.piefactorymusic.com/news/

A Pie Factory Music spokesman said: “We are hugely grateful to Youth Music for their support for this project, and they can’t wait to see the programme unfold!”

Music and creative arts charity Pie Factory was set up in 2002 to provide free, accessible, and high-quality workshops for young people across East Kent. It also delivers two youth services contracts for Kent County Council in Thanet and Dover.

The charity has secured more than £3 million in funding for the East Kent area to provide the free workshops.

Find out more about the sessions at  www.piefactorymusic.com  or call 01843 596777 / 596998.