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Inspired by the need to ensure that young people facing disadvantage from east London benefited from the regeneration opportunities offered by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Urban Development Music Foundation (UDMF) was founded as a company limited by guarantee (company number 8071972) on 16 May 2012 and a registered charity (number 1149090) on 25 September 2012, led by a board of trustees including the current chair, Lord Adebowale CBE. Operating in the country’s poorest and most diverse boroughs, the aims of UD are to advance education; support young people by developing their skills; improve opportunities for those in need due to socio-economic circumstances; and relieve unemployment.

We are, and always have been, Black-led.

“UD is an organisation that is working with the future of our society, encouraging, transforming and enabling young people to become that future on behalf of us all. Working with Pamela and the UD team is inspiring, exciting and creative. Who wouldn’t want to work with the future? For me, spending time with UD is a no brainer.”

Victor Abebowale