Grants offered to dementia choirs and singing groups
  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. News
  4.  » Grants offered to dementia choirs and singing groups
At a glance

The National Academy for Social Prescribing has teamed up with The Utley Foundation to offer 100 grants of £1,000 each to eligible choirs and singing groups.

This new fund is a response to last year’s Power of Music report, which called for investment in music programmes for health and wellbeing, among other recommendations.

Documentary ‘Our Dementia Choir’ also inspired the fund. Presented by Vicky McClure, whose grandmother had dementia, the programme made an appeal for more funding to be made available for other dementia choirs and singing groups.

“Week after week, I see the power of music in action with Our Dementia Choir members, their family members and carers. It’s fantastic to see this funding be made available for choirs and singing groups across the UK and I really hope it helps them to keep doing what they do so brilliantly to support those living with dementia, and importantly, those who care for them.” Vicky McClure

The grants aim to support social prescribing by helping choirs and singing groups come through a challenging winter and continue providing positive musical experiences to those living with dementia and their carers.

Applications for these grants will be given on a first come first served basis, weighted to ensure grants go to people across the country and to reflect diversity.

Registration will be open for 48 hours, from 9am Monday 13th February to 9am on Wednesday 15th February 2023.  For more information about the fund, and application process, visit National Academy for Social Prescribing.

Find out more

Become a member

Subscribe

Get in touch