For every dollar donated to A Sound Life there is an estimated $9.65 benefit generated. In the last 5 years, A Sound Life has generated over $8.5 million of benefits to our community. Our programs have been proven to reduce pain, loneliness, anxiety and sadness and improve mood, equality of access and social inclusion.
A Sound Life is the first Australian not for profit to bring the healing power of music, yoga and meditation to people in need as a free service in healthcare (hospitals, disabilities, mental health) and underserved communities (incl. youth at risk and women’s shelters).
Since 2014, 380 ASL volunteers have delivered 2,948 free music, yoga and meditation sessions positively impacting over 33,834 people in our community.
In 2019 we launched the first activation of the Sound Life Dome – a unique wellness and events social enterprise at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter, with 67 events positively impacting 6500 people.
During 2020/2021 we adapted in-person programs and trainings to virtual programs and expanded to Victoria and QLD. In partnership with the ADF we launched the sound mentoring program for at risk youth in Sydney and regional NSW.
KPMG was engaged by ASL in August 2020 to help calculate the social return on investment (SROI) of ASL’s music and yoga programs. This included metrics on both the participants who take part in the sessions, and also the volunteers who lead them. ASL have a dedicated team of 303 musicians, yoga teachers and meditation facilitators, who have delivered sessions to an estimated 14,583 people in the community between 2016-2020.
ASL’s Yoga and Music Programs provide our participants and volunteers with a 965% social return on investment (with an estimated $8.5 million of benefit being generated from an overall spend of $0.875 million). For every dollar spent on the delivery of the ASL’s programs there is an estimated $9.65 benefit generated.