It is with a huge amount of pleasure that Music for Dementia and The Utley Foundation can announce the launch of The Paul & Nick Harvey Fund.
This fund, made possible by a donation of £500,000 by The Hunter Foundation, will help to further the work we are doing and provide grants for organisations providing musical services for people with dementia.
Please read the guidelines and details of how to apply for a grant from the fund. The guidelines also detail who is eligible to apply and expressions of interest are invited via an online form.
The fund will remain open for applications until 5pm on 26 February, and is being administered by The Utley Foundation.
Juliet Cockram Agnew, Managing Director of The Utley Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be able to direct this generous donation from The Hunter Foundation towards community-based, musical offerings for people living with dementia.
“We hope that this fund will provide support, relief and improved wellbeing to many people living with dementia, a significant number of whom have been isolated from family members for some time and may otherwise not have benefited from such a critical lifeline during these challenging times.”
“The results of this fund will also build the evidence base of the benefits of music, so that we can continue to advocate for wider change.”
Sir Tom Hunter, whose parents were both diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, was inspired to make the generous donation when he heard about Paul Harvey and his spontaneous musical composition, Four Notes.