Music has the power to transform lives.  It gives expression to feelings that are hard to put into words, it heals, inspires, brings people together and helps us connect with each other and our emotions.  

Singing in particular has countless benefits for ones well being.  It helps us to relax, de-stress, develop confidence and improves our mental and physical health.

The overall aim of the MyCool Music Foundation is to make a positive impact on the health and well being of individuals and communities through music.

 

We work for the public benefit by: 

  • Helping people to express themselves, improve their health and wellbeing and enhance their lives.  We believe the advancement of the arts through the promotion of singing and music will enable and provide relief to those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage. 

  • Facilitating choir workshops for those recovering from traumatic/life changing experiences or life crises such as bereavement, breakdowns in relationships, mental health difficulties etc – who may benefit from the therapeutic value of singing

  • Developing songwriting sessions to help those experiencing life crises, bereavement or dealing with emotional challenges.  This may include songwriting for the terminally ill, victims of abuse, refugees or those who may simply need an outlet to express themselves in a positive way.

  • Providing music workshops for communities and organisations such as residential care homes for adults or children, hospices and other specialist units.

  • Supporting gifted and talented young people from disadvantaged/less privileged backgrounds to help develop their music and associated aspirations.

  • Fundraising and continuing to support other charitable organisations through our 'Giving Through Singing' initiative.

We are pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for funding from organisations and individuals.

Closing date: 28th February 2019.  

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019.

Applications will be assessed against a criteria that is born out of the objectives of the Foundation. 

The criteria is provided on each application form.

Grants for organisations and projects

The MyCool Music Foundation has made available a fund which will provide grants to support projects involving music related initiatives that will enhance the lives and experiences of groups and communities and support them to improve their health and wellbeing.

 

Musical initiatives can be interpreted as involving instrumental, vocal, composition and group singing projects.

 

The Foundation will accept applications made by individuals seeking financial support to work with groups or communities of people (large and small) to enable them to engage in specific music related education or activities.  The application will require the support of a referee.

Click here to download the application form.

Grants for individuals aged 12-18 years

The MyCool Music Foundation has made available a fund which will provide small grants to support young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age who wish to undertake music related initiatives that will enhance their musical education and support them to achieve their full potential – in terms of both musical and/or personal development and wellbeing. 

 

Musical can be interpreted as instrumental, vocal and composition related.

 

For those under 18 the Foundation will accept applications made by a nominating adult, on behalf of the young person.  The young person, must however, be fully involved with and supportive of the proposal.

Click here to download the application form.

Grants for individuals over 18 years

The MyCool Music Foundation has made available a fund which will provide small grants to support people over 18 years of age who wish to undertake music related initiatives that will enhance their musical education and support them to achieve their full potential – in terms of both musical and/or personal development, health and wellbeing. 

 

Musical can be interpreted as instrumental, vocal and composition related.

 

For those over 18 the Foundation will accept applications made by individuals seeking financial support to enable them to engage in specific music related education or activities.  The application will require the support of a referee.

Click here to download the application form.

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