The need that our charity is addressing

We work with some of the most complex and vulnerable young people in Hampshire. Our young people are referred to us by established partners including: Hampshire’s Youth Offending Teams, Children’s and Family Services, Non-mainstream education centres, young people’s charities and the NHS.Music Fusion invests in young people on the fringes of our society. Using music (and the culture that comes with it) as a tool to start an open, genuine and authentic dialogue. Our young people often think they are the only ones going through life’s challenges.

• By giving our young people a voice, and collaborating musically, we help them to realise they are not alone.
• Through peer support and positive role models our young people get the chance to reintegrate into society.


Why it is important

We aim to break the cycle of poor mental health, abuse and neglect that our young people face on a daily basis. We want our young people to transition into healthy adults who then go onto have healthy and happy children. Our sessions are designed to support and build our young people’s self-esteem, confidence, communication skills, empathy, resilience and critical thinking. We inspire our young people to use their voices as a platform for positive social action, to contribute back to their community.

What challenges do our young people face?
We surveyed 92 of our young people about anti-social behaviour

We asked our young offenders the big question...

Our Impact in 2021-22
For each 1 we spend we saved our community 15,853

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Winners of Youth Music's 'Social Action Award 2021'
Music Fusion were the winner's of Youth Music’s Social Action Award sponsored by Hal Leonard Europe.

'The Music Fusion team are making such a difference to people's lives.
The passion for what they do is truly inspiring.'
Tom Farncombe - Hal Leonard Europe

The Guardian came to visit us - read the article here
Knife crime: using the power of drill music to tackle gang culture

Off the back of the article in the Guardian newspaper something unexpected happened.
Even for Music Fusion this was a surprise - read the article here

Finally - We help young people make authentic music

When it comes to music our young people are the experts at Music Fusion. They tell us what to do. We listen to them and then facilitate it. Through this approach we have consistently high engagement and retention among our young people.

get in touch to make a referral

Music Fusion is the trading name of Fusion Plus a Charity Registered in England and Wales no: 1128586.

Registered office: 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1BS.