Our Projects

Since 1986 we have delivered hundreds of creative projects with thousands of people across Leicestershire. We use the arts to engage young people that are struggling to reach their potential because of family problems, difficulties in mainstream education or other issues which are holding back their personal and social development. Our projects, run in partnership with local agencies and businesses, unlock untapped potential, hidden depths and talent and are highly engaging and effective in making young people feel part of something and improving their aspirations for the future. The process of creating builds self-belief and confidence and through involvement in group projects generates a sense of belonging and feeling valued.

Project Opportunities

Can’t see a project you like? Have you got an idea for a new project? Contact joe@soft-touch.org.uk to discuss creating your own project!

Projects open to referrals

RE-FAB is an upcycling, skill-based project which teaches unemployed young people aged between 14-25 how to make funky furniture, household and fashion items out of recycled materials such as pallets, old desks, reclaimed fabrics and much more.

Creative Studio is an alternative Education scheme funded by schools and local authorities

In January Youth Music awarded us funding to start a large three-year project, MiXT-UP, giving young people who wouldn't normally get the the chance to access music-making activities.

Current and past projects

Over the summer of 2016 Soft Touch had the opportunity to run some community drumming workshops as part of the City festival Clash of drums Event.

As a result of working with Sustrans on a consultation project in December 2015; an opportunity to improve a small car park area on Braunstone Gate arose.