14 October 2019

Project overview.

  • Case study type: Community
  • Activity : Performing arts charity
  • Region: Scotland

Reeltime Music, based in Motherwell, is hitting a high note after launching musical workshops for young people with the funding we provided.

The charity works closely with North Lanarkshire Council and other key partners to identify young people who are disengaged and encourages creativity and their development by offering them space to record and rehearse music outside the classroom.

Prior to working with us, Reeltime could only offer limited places, and now they have group sessions of over 40, helping build friendships, musical skills and confidence.

"Without the continued support from UKSE, we wouldn’t be able to carry out our projects, which would have meant young people in the area missing out on opportunities that they really enjoy. "
Ryan Currie, Project Manager

How we did it.

Reeltime Music got in touch in 2015 after finding us through Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire. Our funds allowed the team to access bigger grants from Creative Scotland, so they could set up workshops and reach many more young people.

Since then, Reeltime has made a huge impact on their lives, not only helping develop their musical interests in a friendly environment but adding technical skills to help them secure employment in the performing arts.

We’re big fans of the fantastic work Reeltime Music does and are proud to be part of their journey.

The results.

Helped young people

Over 40 workshop sessions for disadvantaged young people each year

Increased participants

40 young people taking part in the project

Celebrated key milestone

Charity celebrated in the Scottish Parliament for serving 20,000 young people across 20 years.