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The Power of Music Fund

The Power of Music Fund is now closed

Music for All is offering small grants to local organisations using music making to support people living with dementia and their carers. Please note that applications from underrepresented communities, including from the Global Majority will be prioritised.

The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) launched The Power of Music Fund in 2023 to promote music as a social prescription for people living with dementia and their carers. It is supported by The Utley Foundation, Arts Council England, alongside other investors and private donors. So far, the fund has awarded small grants to 70 grassroots music and dementia projects across the UK, as well as launching the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Music and Dementia hosted by Manchester Camerata. Together, these grants will support more than 5,500 people.

The music making activity will be targeting people living with dementia and their carers and the application will need to illustrate how the grant will provide a musical moment(s) of joy for a person or people living with dementia (supporting, for example, costs associated with rehearsals/performance(s) including transport for participants, spaces, equipment, music, musicians and workshop leaders).

Grantees will be supported beyond their funding by connecting grassroots groups to the health system, improving access to activities and strengthening community connection. They will have access to support including training, peer support, resources, development opportunities, and evaluation through NASP’s national music and dementia network.

Alternative Funding

Visit the application process webpage for further information about current community project and individual funding opportunities available from Music for All.

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