The Amy Winehouse Foundation was delighted to award a grant of £30,000 towards The Roundhouse’s Radio Roundhouse project recently,the first of what we hope will be many collaborations between ourselves and the iconic London music venue.
Roundhouse Radio is an online radio station broadcast direct from Camden’s historic Roundhouse by a new generation of radio talent, all aged 25 or under.
Each evening, Roundhouse Radio boasts a schedule of eclectic shows. While throughout the day you can hear archived shows and great music.
In 2011 Roundhouse Radio’s hard work and creativity was recognised at the Smart Future Minds Awards, which celebrates ‘ideas and innovation that will shape lives in cities of the future’, following a nomination from BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne.
One of the most recent grants to be awarded is a £30,000 donation to the Roundhouse to support their Roundhouse Radio programme over the next 3 years. The family and Foundation have a particular affinity with the Roundhouse, due to Amy’s close connection with the venue and its location in Camden, and the great work they do using music to inspire and engage young people.
The Roundhouse Radio programme provides access to projects and opportunities for young people aged 16-25 from socio-economically and personally disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme provides young people with transferable interpersonal skills, technical skills, industry knowledge and experience, and has a100% success rate in directing young participants into employment or further related training.