Music for Dementia

£500k cash boost for organisations to provide musical services for people with dementia

Music for Dementia and The Utley Foundation are delighted to announce the launch of The Paul & Nick Harvey Fund to bring some cheer to 2021.

The fund is aimed at directly supporting musical activities for people living with dementia. Registered charities and CICs delivering music to people with dementia are being invited to apply for a grant from the £500k fund which opened for ‘Expressions of interest’ on Monday, 11th January 2021.

Music for Dementia and The Utley Foundation are looking for applications from providers of all different types of musical offers and services from across the UK. They would particularly like to hear from those who have developed innovative approaches to delivering music during COVID-19, and those working with BAME groups and communities.

Any charity or CIC with an annual income of £5m or less, currently delivering music for people living with dementia in their local community, is eligible to apply for a grant from the fund.

Donated by The Hunter Foundation, this new fund builds on the success of the extensive work of Music for Dementia. The substantial donation came after Sir Tom Hunter heard about Paul & Nick Harvey via BBC Breakfast. Sir Tom’s parents were both diagnosed with dementia.

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