Older Adults Musica Bags £4k From Tesco’s Community Grant Scheme

May 29, 2018
Musica is delighted to announce it has bagged £4,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Hundreds of shoppers have voted in the Blandford Forum branch of Tesco throughout March and April and we can now reveal Musica Music and Wellbeing CIC has been awarded the top prize amount of £4,000 for our innovative project Press Play to Rewind.



Making sure that people are involved in and central to their care is now recognised as a key component of

developing high quality healthcare. Scientific research is central to what we do, and research would suggest that using music as a preventative tool can have a profound effect on wellbeing. The power of music can even reduce symptoms of dementia, including agitation, which is a common behaviour associated with increased health care costs, reduced quality of life, and heightened caregiver burden.  Musica’s aim is to champion personalised playlists as a supportive tool within care homes. This means empowering residents to fall back in love with music, and themselves as part of their person-centred care plan.

Diane Samways, Press Play to Rewind Project Manager said: “This grant is especially meaningful to us because it represents support from our local community. We’re extremely grateful to everyone that voted for us, and look forward to supporting care homes across Dorset embed personalised playlists in their day-to-day care, whilst helping them save valuable time and money”.

Tesco and Lottery Funded Training Available for Dorset Care Homes 

Musica are currently offering 100 care homes across Dorset the opportunity to book onto subsidised training, with thanks to funding from Tesco and The National Lottery. Spaces are limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis. To book your care home onto a course please email info@musica-music.co.uk or call 03300 020 061.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”


Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.