Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

Year 3 Awardee

Umbrella A Cappella

Type of initiative funded: Group Activity


Key priority area: Addressing poverty & inequality


Funding awarded: £8948


Project description:

The grant would enable Umbrella A Cappella to continue to deliver a neuro-incluive community singing group that will promote our aims: To bring people together through the enjoyment of singing as a neuro-inclusive group; To promote wellbeing, build confidence and reduce social isolation. (Music is reported to improve the mental wellbeing of neurodivergent individuals (Leung 2023)); To empower people as performers and young leaders. We have enrolled 3 new young leaders to build their confidence in becoming choir leaders through ACE voices. We will also have an opportunity to raise awareness of neurodiversity and combat stigma and discrimination through the development of our own song created by members.