PARTNER WITH US
SHAPING A NEW MUSIC FUTURE FOR BIRKENHEAD, TOGETHER
Future Yard CIC is a non-profit community music venue established to think about music differently; as a transformative opportunity.
We believe that through utilising the power of music, we can change our town for the better, inspiring local people, and creating transformational opportunities.
We’re looking to partner with engaged local businesses committed to the social, cultural and economic development of Birkenhead and Liverpool City Region. There are a number of ways you can support us.
Help us be a part of the change.
FUTURE50 brings together Liverpool City Region’s most ambitious businesses to support our local community through music.
Earlier this year, we launched our community listening project, What Does Music Mean to You? to have an open conversation with our neighbours, the people who live in and around Birkenhead. We wanted to hear about the role music plays in local people’s lives and how Future Yard can be a positive force for change.
The project identified four key barriers to access: cost, awareness, perception, and programming. To overcome these barriers, we are establishing a Neighbourhood Fund to resource free and subsidised tickets, and a Neighbourhood Champions Group of local voices to guide our community music programme.
We’re asking 50 organisations to pledge £1,000 or more to support our Neighbourhood Fund, which will directly fund free and subsidised training and events for local people.
Your support will provide:
- Free tickets for families in our local neighbourhood, removing cost as a barrier to attending
- Free-to-access training programmes for young people, enabling them to begin their careers in the music industry
- Industry-leading mentorship, studio access and workshops for local emerging talent through Propeller
- Programming designed by the community, for the community
Learn more about FUTURE50 in our Corporate Partnership Pack.
Get in touch today – contact firstname.lastname@example.org – to join FUTURE50, and help us shape a new music future for Birkenhead.
We want to work with like-minded businesses who support our mission. Through corporate partnerships, you will:
- Support our established skills, training and development programmes, ensuring they remain free-to-access.
- Fund free and subsidised tickets for local young people, families and community groups to access cultural events at our venue.
- Have the opportunity to hire our 300-capacity multi-use Live Room for parties, conferences, awards or training days
- Engage staff and clients through benefits including free tickets to live music events, discounts on food and drink, as well as marketing and branding awareness across our digital platforms
- Contribute to your CSR strategy by aligning with one of the region’s leading community music venues.
From brand sponsorship opportunities to showcase your products across our venue to an engaged audience, to support towards our training programmes enabling young people to gain employment in the music industry, we can design a bespoke package to suit your objectives and budget and create mutually beneficial partnerships.
Through our What Does Music Mean To You? community consultation project, we’ve identified a number of barriers currently preventing local young people from engaging in Future Yard’s activities – barriers exponentially experienced by the most disadvantaged in our community. Read the full What Does Music Mean To You? report here.
Following this, we will:
- Establish our Neighbourhood Champions Group – comprising a diverse range of local people with representation from a range of community organisations to shape our future plans.
- Shape ideas for Future Yard’s Neighbourhood Music Programme – from music-making events, to programmes that promote people’s mental health.
- Build on our established relationships in the community – to ensure effective pathways into Future Yard’s skills, training and development programmes for the most disadvantaged local people.
- Promote awareness of Future Yard’s offer locally – playing an active role in increasing awareness, shifting perceptions and distributing free tickets to the most disadvantaged in the community.
- We are keen to work with local community organisations and businesses to achieve our vision. If you would like to talk to us about bringing your expertise to our Neighbourhood Champions Group, helping to shape our work, get in touch:
Mika Haasler, Business and Partnership Development Manager, email@example.com.