Awards for All have generously donated funds to Waves to enable us to engage administrative support, which will in turn help to make the service more effective, support more people and become more sustainable.

Toby's Fund Waves Music Therapy

Toby’s Fund will be launching officially in 2021. Toby’s Fund aims to make music therapy sessions available to at-risk children and young people. The fund was established by Paul and Amanda Finnett in Toby’s name.

The UKYouth project is about to launch focusing on supporting at-risk young people through music.

The National Lottery Community Fund enabled Waves to deliver critical projects during covid-19 with a generous £10,000 donation. During that time we reached over 750 people in music therapy.

We were extremely grateful for a donation of £2000 from Sussex Community Fund.

We used a £5000 grant from Sussex Crisis Fund to reach vulnerable people isolating during covid-19. The majority of this fund ensured that all sessions were free to the beneficiaries.

Claire Johnson Family Trust

The family of Victoria’s client, Claire Johnson who sadly passed away in 2020, made a £1000 donation to be used for work with adults with complex needs in memory of Claire.

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Our private donors

Our private donors are absolutely critical to being able to continue our work and in particular to be able to action sessions immediately when children and adults are in crisis. Direct donations from our patron, Amanda Finnett, for example have helped bereaved children to access effective therapeutic support.

Tesco Bags for Help

A donation from Tesco Bags for help fully funded 20 sessions for high risk youth.


A generous donation from Groundwork supported 10 sessions for a child in Worthing.

Our collaboration with Action for Deafness ‘A project exploring the efficacy of music therapy with Deaf Populations’ was one of the only projects in the UK looking at music therapy work with people with hearing loss. Our finding are being published.

Waitrose Worthing

Waitrose Worthing

We were fortunate enough to receive nominations from Waitrose shoppers that enabled us to buy music therapy equipment for 10 families in lockdown.

East Preston Parish Counil

East Preston Parish Counil

East Preston Parish Council supported 20 group music therapy for children with additional needs in the village.

West Sussex County Council

West Sussex County Council

£5000 start up grant for CIC

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