Music for Alice, which was established in memory of Alice Macgill, a talented young musician who died in the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 10th May 2017.
Through the new programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to help groups and organisations purchase musical instruments or equipment. Awards can be made to any group, organisation or charity based in the United Kingdom that has a formerly constituted character and can demonstrate that securing funding will enable them to improve lives through music. Music for Alice are targeting two distinct groups. These are:
- The “Music for Youth” award which is aimed at applicants focussed on using music to improve lives for 0-19 year olds
- The “Music for Health” award which is aimed at applicants focussed on using music for health or rehabilitation benefits.
Previous projects supported include:
Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, who give music therapy sessions to children in hospitals, and Beat it Percussion, who deliver drumming workshops at retirement homes and nursing homes, adult day care services and Special and mainstream Schools.