Who We Help

We have supported hundreds of charities

The Trustees of The Concertina Charitable Trust have granted funds to over 300 charitable organisations in England and Wales. The following charities represent a cross section of the types of activities the trustees support although it by no means represents the entire scope of their charitable giving.

Although the remit of the Trust is to support smaller organisations who find it difficult to avail themselves of funds, and the majority of resources are dispensed to such small charities, larger organisations such as The Wigmore Hall Trust have been supported because of the importance of the work they are pioneering. Other larger organisations such as the London Symphony Orchestra or Welsh National Opera have limited funds for their outreach programmes for the elderly and were therefore deemed suitable candidates for funding.

A few recipient charities

Golden Oldies, Bath - To help fund the provision of leaders for singing sessions for the elderly throughout the area, culminating in a concert bringing together all the groups in one celebratory concert annually. The pilot project which Concertina helped to fund has now grown and there are “Golden Oldies” in many more areas of England.

The Theatre Chipping Norton - To fund high calibre music recitals in six Care Homes in the area.

Sue Ryder Care, Lancashire - To fund access to music therapy workshops at Birchley Hall near Wigan and St Helen’s.

The Wigmore Hall Trust, London - Funds for “Music for Life”, a therapeutic workshop programme devised to enrich the lives of older people with dementia and their carers working in partnership with social services and individual care settings.

Mind Active, Northumberland - To help fund a joint social activity inviting residents and supporting care staff from every residential care home in Wansbeck.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme), Swansea - To provide transport for elderly volunteers who are not fully mobile to travel to Nursing Homes, Day Centres and Community centres to entertain.

Welsh National Opera - To sponsor concerts for the elderly by the Welsh National Opera’s Concert Party Series.

St Wilfrid’s Residential Care Home, London
- To provide cultural and social facilities for the residents and their friends in the area.

St Barnabas Hospices, W Sussex - To provide monthly entertainment for the patients and a special event at Christmas.

Sheffield & Gateway Mencap - To fund the Christmas Special and the Sunday Lunch Club entertainment, an event for elderly parents and carers.

Access to Art, London - To help fund operational costs of running trips for the elderly to galleries/museums.

Live Music Now - To sponsor interactive performances in residential care homes and day centres for older people in the nine regional areas of the UK where LMN operates.

The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home, W Sussex
- To sponsor the entertainment of the Royal Scots Guards at the home’s annual garden party.

The Bath Recital Artists Trust - To organize a tea party for Senior Citizens and then a free concert at the Pump Room, Bath.

The Martletts Hospice, E Sussex - Supporting three ensemble performances to bring enjoyment and respite to terminally ill patients.

Bettina Houlder Music Society, Lincolnshire - Funds for first rate classical concerts at the Windmill Studio in Swineshead.

Alton Community Association - To fund provision of entertainment and social activities for the elderly population in the local area three days a week.

Arts Together, Cambridgeshire - To fund the costs of artists’ fees and travel for 90 sessions with older people in Wiltshire.

The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath - To fund free workshops to homes for the elderly consisting of looking and learning about objects from the Museum’s handling collection, creative activities and demonstrations of two Chinese instruments (erhu and yuqin – fiddle and lute) from the collection.

Deafblind UK, Peterborough - To help fund a range of cultural activity breaks for elderly deafbline people, based at Rainbow Court, National Rehabilitation and Training Centre.

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