Paul and Nick Harvey Fund – Application Guidelines – Music for Dementia

Paul and Nick Harvey Fund

UPDATE 1 April 2021

Thank you to everyone who applied to the fund. We’ve been engrossed in an incredible 170+ applications since the fund closed on 26 March, and now have a shortlist. All applicants have been informed of the status of their application and the next step is phone calls.

If you are an applicant, please see below for the fund timelines and procedure. If you are an interested observer of the fund, please keep an eye on this page and our social media channels Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for further news.

In November 2020 we heard the news that The Hunter Foundation were giving Paul & Nick Harvey £1m to ‘help put a light into trying to release people from dementia’. Father and son immediately agreed that £500,000 of this would go to Music for Dementia.
(Read more about the story behind this generous donation).

We chose to redirect this funding back to the sector, by supporting organisations working musically with people living with dementia around the UK.

Funding timeline for applicants

9am 11th January 2021 – 5pm
26th February 2021

Fund opens, and Expression of Interest accepted

26th February 2021 – 26th March 2021

Applications will be shortlisted. Please note that due to the high volume of applications we are not able to answer emails about individual applications during this period. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

31st March – 2nd April 2021

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to arrange a follow up phone call and request additional information
(if relevant – we anticipate this request may apply to higher request grants)

5th April – 19th April 2021

Shortlisted applicants have a 1-1 meeting (phone call) with The Utley Foundation team

26th April – 30th April 2021

Successful organisations are contacted to confirm grant funding (grant cycle will begin from this date)