Young people looking for experience in the arts and music are to benefit from a grant from the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation.

The Foundation is helping to fund the Leeds Producer Forum organised by MAP Charity, which works with young people who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream education or of becoming Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

The Leeds Producer Forum (LPF) was established in 2017 as a music network. Participants are aged from 18 to 35 and are often making music for the first time. The funding will go towards three LPF events during 2023, each with 70 participants and lasting three hours, with two targeted at 18-35-year-olds with the other for 14-18-year-olds.

The Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation makes grants to children and young people and charities supporting them across Yorkshire and its main fundraiser is the annual Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards.

Vice Chairman Richard Stroud said: “I have visited MAP on several occasions and seen the amazing work they do with young people so I am delighted we are able to help them to continue with this in 2023.”