Empowerment through performance

In October, Papworth Trust were awarded a grant for almost £20,000 to create a music group aimed at combating isolation for disabled people living in the Ipswich area. 

BAND-IT is a new creative project focusing on wellbeing. The intention is to form a music band in Ipswich to develop skills in music production, live and recorded performance, gig promotion and marketing.

BAND-IT is open to Ipswich residents from all backgrounds aged 19 to 35 years, who are in receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) who feel isolated from the community and experience mental health challenges.

BAND-IT is allocated time and space for personal and social reflection, personal development and growth alongside the opportunity to develop practical creative skills. This is for people who feel they would benefit and their confidence and self-esteem would improve through creativity and music.

BAND-IT is delivered by accomplished musicians, skilled in music production, stage craft and event management, who hold experience and knowledge in care and support.

BAND-IT has been made possible by an award from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of the People's Postcode Lottery.

Backstage pass

It's not all front of house!

A band is only as good as its crew backstage. With BAND-IT you can master the craft of stage production to become an instrument tech.

When the needle hits the groove

  • Be part of creating a unique feel
  • Positive vibes, positive minds, positive life
  • Has music been your lifeline?
  • Is music your identity?
  • Do you want to create a new life through music?

Be part of our journey to empowerment and performance - Join the BAND-IT story

Find out more

Email - bandit@papworthtrust.org.uk
Telephone - 01473 211671 / 07772 254325
Address - Papworth Trust Ipswich, 42-54 Foundation Street, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP4 1BN.