The work we fund

The Utley Foundation

The Foundation was formed in 2014 to advance social causes close to the heart of its trustees, Nicky and Neil Utley, Raja Balasuriya and Melvyn Sims.

A private family charitable trust, it also acts as a catalyst for greater funding and wider action for the causes it supports. The Foundation is particularly focused on how music can support people living with dementia. It has formed strategic partnerships with several organisations in this sphere covering a wide range of musical activities, from live music to personalised playlists. This deep interest demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment as a pioneering philanthropic financier in the sector.

We recognise that there are many excellent activities that need funding. While we welcome organisations to apply for funding, if they feel that their project fits with our grant guidelines, please note that we are not currently accepting unsolicited applications. For more information please visit our website:

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