Future Trust brings together music producers, musicians, drama facilitators and educationalists to use their skills in support of those children and young people who have suffered as a result of economic deprivation, tragedies caused by nature and/or political conflict. In so doing they bring music, drama, art and entertainment to the socially excluded. Whenever possible Future Trust will support indigenous NGO's in this work.
In its first year, 2000, Future Trust organised the <in•site> Concert at the Pavarotti Music Centre in Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina). This was followed in 2001 with the CAN•DU PIRATE TV TOUR which visited Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia. The concert brought together musicians and audiences from the divided communities of former Yugoslavia.
The charity's first drama project was in collaboration with ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE, MACEDONIA supporting their youth drama workshop program.
From 2005 onwards Future Trust worked closely with London based THE MAYHEM COMPANY, administrating, accounting and advising the various youth theatre workshops and performances, please see www.themayhemcompany.net. The collaboration culminated in 2010, with The Mayhem Company's largest and most challenging project to date, ELEPHANT 21, concerned with documenting and performing the oral histories of the Elephant & Castle housing and shopping estate in South London during its entire redevelopment. The project was awarded major funding by the Heritage lottery Fund and was a great success.
In 2010 we returned to Mostar to produce the "Recording Star" competition as part of an exciting event which included a performance of famous BiH band 'Dubioza Kolektiv'. The event was intended to promote local talent in a positive and fun way, and to give one winning participant a memorable professional recording studio experience at the Pavarotti Music Centre.
From 2010 the Trustees of Future Trust decided to turn resources and efforts primarily on to indigenous cultures in developing countries.
This started with supporting a young volunteer Jenny Culverwell in her year out working in a Peruvian orphanage PROJECT TRUST.
From 2010 onwards Future Trust are proud to be supporting an Indigenous Tribe in Vietnam, the "Catu" in Zara village. To preserve their heritage and avoid the need to move to inner cities and work in factories, the Catu's livelihood is reliant on the production of traditional cloths to sell to passing tourist trade. Their workshops and homes are almost constantly interrupted by power cuts, making their livelihood more threatened by severely limiting potential progress or prosperity. Therefore, we felt the best help we could offer would we be to donate an electricity power generator to power their community, and fuel to run it year on year. Future Trust are supporting the Catu through a Japanese NGO, 'Foundation for International Development & Relief'.