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Our Impact

Sound Communities has worked directly with over 584 children and young people in Torbay over the last year.

Evaluating the impact of our work is something we do continually. Evaluation is embedded into all of our activities and we use Upshot, a very effective online monitoring and evaluation system, to collate our data. Watch our short Impact film below to see more:

Our young people tell us that working with us has increased their:

+88%

Confidence

We asked our participants if working with us had developed their confidence: 88% said yes.

“I feel a lot more confident to talk to people generally”

+70%

Connectivity

We asked our participants if working with us has helped them to feel part of a community: 70% said yes.

“The things I learn are real life skills”

+82%

Self-esteem

We asked our participants if working with us has helped them to feel better in themselves: 82% said yes.

“Before I started Ocean Youth, I wouldn’t really talk to many people”

Read our whole impact report here

Their shows have been listened to over 65,000 times

Over the past few years we've been nominated & won many awards:

  • 🥇 2022 Best Social Enterprise Award - Torbay Naturally Inspiring Awards
  • 🥈 2021 Grass Roots Award, ARIAS - Silver
  • 🥉 2021 Digital Station of the Year, Community Radio Awards - Bronze
  • 🥇 2020 - Achievement in the Community, Young ARIAS - Gold
  • 🥈 2019 & 2020 - Digital Station of the Year, Community Radio Awards - Silver

Testimonials

“It's quite outstanding what Ocean Youth Radio has achieved. There is a clear, transformative effect and I believe this station could well serve to be a best practice model for engaging CYP in certain areas across the UK to develop skills.”

Community Radio Awards Panel Feedback, 2020

"It’s like a personal release of a personal pressure valve to be able to write and perform their music but it's also giving them an interest, to carry on with during their own personal time, and a way that’s helping them with their mental health."

Amanda Seymour, SENCO, Brunel Academy

Work With Us

If you want to find out more about how we could work together, get in touch.

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