Concertina makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Concertina has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents.
The trustees review applications after the deadlines of: April 30th and October 31st.
Some of the charities that have received grants from Concertina include:
- The Theatre Chipping Norton to fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area.
- The Golden Oldies in Bath who received funding for the provision of leaders for singing sessions for the elderly throughout the area, culminating in a concert bringing together all the groups in one celebratory concert annually. The pilot project which Concertina helped to fund has now grown and there are ‘Golden Oldies’ in many more areas of England.
More information: http://www.concertinamusic.org.uk/Grants.php