Resource: Dance is listed in new health guidance

A new evidence review has listed dance as one of five key activities everyone should participate in for muscle and bone strengthening and balance. The review titled “Muscle and bone strengthening and balance activities for general health benefits: in adults and older adults” by Public Health England argues that dancing as a strengthening and balance activity … Continue reading

Funding: Building Connections Fund

Following the Prime Minister’s​ and Minister for Sport and Civil Society’s announcement to unlock £20m funding to tackle loneliness (as a part of Government’s ​wider​ ​endorsement​ of the Jo Cox Commission recommendations​) , a new £11.5 million Building Connections Fund has been set up to support projects that are able to prevent or reduce loneliness. … Continue reading

Funding: Heritage Lottery Fund – Young Roots

Funding: Heritage Lottery Fund – Young Roots

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced that it will be launching its new Funding Framework early in 2019 and that the final deadline for applications to the Young Roots Programme is the 18th January 2019. This programme is designed for organisations that want to involve and work with young people to encourage them to … Continue reading

Funding: EMI Music Sound Foundation funding for schools to purchase musical equipment

Funding: EMI Music Sound Foundation funding for schools to purchase musical equipment

The EMI Music Sound Foundation’s Instrument and/or Equipment Awards re-opened for applications in April 2018. Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £1,500. The Foundation also funds courses and training opportunities for music teachers who work within schools. … Continue reading

Funding: BlueSpark Foundation

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to BlueSpark Foundation to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. BlueSpark is particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young … Continue reading