What are the benefits to grantees?
- Resources and financial stability
We will connect organisations and providers we fund to other funders including local community foundations (for philanthropy and grants), NHS Charity and national funding streams for local community provision including Lloyds Foundation and National Lottery ‘Awards for All’.
We will link funded music provision with health and social care, at a local level this includes Primary Care Networks and local authorities, and regional level this is Integrated Care Partnerships and constituent members.
We will provide access to high quality training and support, linking with partners and driving up the quality of provision.
- Peer support
We will develop national, thematic, and geographic communities of practice to enable sharing of knowledge, skills, tools and resources with other provision and wider stakeholders (building on the value of the recent round tables). This will have a particular focus on equity and inclusion supporting provision to widen access and will also include access to NASP’s Innovation Network.
- Developmental support
Provision will be linked to our partners NAVCA (for connection to local VCSE infrastructure organisations offering development and training) and NCCH for connection to the Creative Health Associates. For organisations with a wider remit than music/ creativity, there will be links to our partners in physical activity, natural environment, and heritage.
- Social prescribing support
We encourage access and utilisation of NASPs’ wider offer and resources, for example access to our newsletter, webinars and evidence hub, including our new guide for VCSE organisations to measure the impact of social prescribing on their work.
What are the outcomes for participating local systems within the Centre of Excellence?
- Reduction in health inequalities for people living with dementia in their area, through targeted, integrated additional provision to improve wellbeing and reduce isolation.
- Potential reductions in pharmaceutical prescribing, A&E attendances and unplanned admissions (subject to the type of activity funded under POM) as well as use of primary care.
- Improved pathways for clinicians and health professionals to access targeted, evidence-based provision; utilising Link Workers to support people most in need to access Power of Music activities.
- Increased investment into local community assets contributing to enhanced health and wellbeing and social inclusion in local place.
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Applications will open on 22 November 2023
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The Fund has been generously kickstarted by a £1 million grant from The Utley Foundation. We're aiming to raise a total of £5 million to bring hope and joy to thousands of people, through the power of music.