The registered charity, Concertina makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. The charity is particularly keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Since its inception in 2004, it has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents. Some of the charities that have received grants in Wales include Music in Hospitals Wales; Moelfre over 50s Club, Anglesey; RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme) Swansea; Welsh National Opera - to sponsor concerts for the elderly by the Welsh National Opera's Concert Party Series, and Llanfyllin Festival Association.
Closing date for applications is Monday 31st October 2011. For more information and to download an application pack, visit the Concertina website