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The Power of Music Fund – Dementia Choirs and Music Group

Music can be a lifeline for people living with dementia and their carers. While dementia is a progressive condition without a cure, music can improve mood, offer opportunities for self-expression and creativity, strengthen personal relationships, and reconnect people to those they love. Research suggests that engagement with music can offer significant social, emotional and cognitive benefits for people living with dementia.

The Power of Music Fund will open for applications on 22nd November 2023. Dementia choirs, musical activities for carers and other initiatives supporting people through music will be able to apply for multi-year grants of either £1,000 or £2,000 per year, depending on the size and scope of the project. Additional support will be available for set-up costs.

Who can apply? 

You can apply if you are any of the following: 

  • UK constituted voluntary or community organisation
  • UK registered charity
  • UK charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
  • UK not-for-profit company
  • UK community interest company (CIC)
  • UK statutory body eg NHS 
  • A care provider registered with the CQC 

There is a wide variety of music activities for people living with dementia and we would welcome applications from providers of all different types of musical offers and services. 

New activities can be funded, however your organisation should already be delivering music activities or working with people living with dementia and carers. Funding is also available to those already delivering music activities for people living with dementia.

Your activity should take place between April 2024 – Dec 2026 and be delivering activities to a group of 10 people or more.

Applications are for multi-year funding.

Applications will be accepted from organisations who have currently, or have previously been, grantees of The Utley Foundation/funder. In the instance that an organisation is a current grantee of The Utley Foundation, the Power of Music Fund grant would need to be for another activity, and not the one for which you are already receiving Utley Foundation funding. 

Read the full details here : Apply for a Power of Music grant – National Academy for Social Prescribing | NASP