Tangent Music Therapy Fund
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Tangent Music Therapy Fund

BAMT is delighted to announce the 'Tangent Music Therapy Fund'  to support the development of new music therapy provision in the UK.

The National Association of Tangent Clubs, is an organisation for women, with a focus on making friends and enjoying a programme of interesting and fun activities and sometimes supporting local and national causes through fundraising events.

During 2017 - 2018, Tangent Clubs, chaired by Melodie Brookes raised funds for BAMT to support music therapy provision in the UK. Thanks to the generous support of the National Association of Tangent Clubs.

BAMT wishes to make available five grants, each up to £2,500, to support the development of new music therapy provision in the UK. Priority will be given to:

1. Music therapy Assessment and Intervention services in areas where accessing music therapy is not possible

2. Music therapy Assessment and Intervention services for families in economic hardship

For this project data from the National Indexes of Multiple Deprivation for each of the four countries of the UK has been used (Appendix 1, 2, 3 & 4) to show where priority areas of proposed work will be considered at the following levels*:
  • Local Authority
  • Super Output Areas (SOAs)
  • Lower larger Super Output Areas (LSOAs)
Proposed work must take place at one of these levels. For England, based on further data available to BAMT, the fund is focused on the North West & North East BAMT areas.

Applications are invited from music therapists seeking to establish new or additional music therapy provision for their potential service users in these areas. The music therapists receiving these grants are expected to use these funds as a start–up grant and seek funding to continue the music therapy services to their clients once the grant is used up. Grants will be made only to HCPC registered music therapists to provide music therapy services. The music therapist must hold professional and public liability insurances and must hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. A successful application will demonstrate how the service will meet the needs of service users and will include an evaluation plan for evaluation/monitoring of the service set up, and a business plan for continuing the service beyond the first year (including potential sources of ongoing funding).

Applications should be made in writing to the BAMT Operations Director using the application form provided. The deadline for submission is 31 May 2019, and successful applicants will be notified by 15 July 2019. It is expected that the funds will be made available from 1 August 2019. For further information, please contact the BAMT Operations Director.

Usha Aravinth
Operations Director
British Association for Music Therapy
24 - 27 White Lion Street
London, N1 9PD
T: 0207 837 6100 E: info@bamt.org


All related documents for applying to the fund can be downloaded from the right hand side of this webpage.