Enriching lives through creativity;

promoting equality and opportunity for all

What we do

Unity Roots CIC offer our services for all but specialise in supporting the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, marginalised, in poverty or at risk people and communities both in the UK and abroad. 

Our initiatives are designed to promote opportunities, skills and a better life for all no matter their background, ethnicity or ability. 

We run workshops, projects and longer term programmes using World Music, Film, Arts and Heritage to improve education, employability, health, cultural relations, understanding and tolerance and to reduce poverty and inequality.

Through our work we also raise awareness of social injustice and promote creativity, peace, happiness, personal development and social responsibility for all.

Unity Roots CIC run activities for the good of people, places and the planet.

We promote unity & equality through enabling understanding and knowledge, we believe everyone should be treated with respect and given equal opportunity regardless of race, culture, background or ability.

We support education through film or World music, Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae music, Culture and Heritage, we work closely with our partner and professional band, The Scorchers.

We help bring communities together and make them stronger through targeted community initiatives around World music, film projects, culture and heritage.

We help artists and those who want to play, perform or realise their creativity teaching technical and creative playing and singing for individuals and groups. 

Who we are

Genny Jones


Genny, The Confident Queen promotes Happiness and Confidence in communities across the UK.  

John Leonel


John is a professional musician, music teacher and has many years working with vulnerable young people.

Melanie Campbell


Melanie brings dedication and a passion for music and arts. She is very experienced in working with at risk young people. 

Steve Carley


Steve ran an award winning arts charity for 20 years and  a professional film maker and Reggae / Ska musician. 

Palma Black


Palma has over 30 years’ experience of working in and with disadvantaged and challenging communities.


What we offer

World Music - World music projects, events, gigs, initiatives and workshops for young people and communities.

World Films - Film projects, initiatives and films that support people, places and the planet.

Health and Well-being - We work to promote health, well-being and happiness throughout all our work but also run specific projects such as The Happiness Project and Music Therapy.

Heritage and Culture - Promoting unity & equality whilst celebrating culture and preserving history through World music, film & arts.​ Projects include telling the story of some of the great Jamaican and World music artists through to how reggae developed in the UK, the story of Ska and projects promoting understanding and respect for other cultures and how we can enjoy and integrate cultures to enable peace and unity in our communities. 

Supporting people, places and the planet - We run projects and create films to support our world and its people including campaigns, festivals, gigs and events to raise funds for further projects and inspiring world music or film projects for the most vulnerable young people and adults in our society.


We run community projects both in the UK and abroad to help communities come together and flourish and specialist projects for schools, colleges and special educational organisations.


Our mission

Unity Roots aims to inspire positive change and equality, raise awareness, promote creativity and social responsibility for all.

We believe that regardless of age, race, religion, gender, ability or circumstance, world music and film can assist in the development of everyone’s health, education, aspirations and personal growth.


Our objectives


  • To benefit people from all backgrounds, abilities and nations so as to develop their physical, mental health and spiritual capacities that they may grow to full maturity as confident, happy and educated individuals and productive members of society.


  • The provision or assistance in the provision of recreational facilities for those who by reason of youth, age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or economic and social circumstances, have need of such facilities with the object of improving their conditions of life, in particular but not exclusively by the provision of facilities for exploring music and the creative arts, holding in-house performances and workshops offering facilities and opportunities for visiting musicians and artists.

  • To advance the education of the public by the provision of courses to instruct people in the skills required for participating and becoming proficient in the arts and in particular playing musical instruments, performing, film making, singing, dance and the creative arts.

  • To promote, maintain, improve and advance artistic excellence and education in the arts, in particularly the art areas of film, digital moving image and music, for the public benefit by making films and music, running musical, artistic or cultural events and performances that promote the arts and creativity and support talented individuals or groups and those who are developing their creativity.

  • To advance the education of young people by the promotion of the development of a wide range of life skills including health and hygiene, nutrition, budgeting and finance, basic literacy and numeracy, relaxation and stress/anger management.



Registered Community Interest Company - 12421165


Get in touch - contact@unityrootscic.com 

Call Steve - 07712 654841