The Incredible Plastic Street Band


Our World

Year, type of grant

2021-22, Open, Small Grants

Grant awarded

£1,490 over 4 months


A post-Covid coming together project exploring the outdoor world and climate change through music, conversation, and other art forms. The project linked to a larger collective music performance screened at a fringe music festival during the climate conference, COP26, in November 2021. Watch the video.

Who, what, where

  • Children & young people 4-17 years, from the local community, some with additional needs
  • Music, instrumental
  • Enjoyment and equality of access to the arts, reconnecting post-Covid-19; issue: environment & COP26
  • England, North West – Mossley / Oldham

How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims

This lively community group caught the trustees’ attention with their light-touch approach, and the unselfconscious use of “joyful” and “enjoyment” in their small grant application – essential qualities as children and communities started to get “back to normal” post-lockdown. The focus on inclusion was strong: engaging local families, some of whom had children who were neurodiverse or had other additional needs.