THE HOLDERNESS GRANGE CHOIR has received a £1,000 grant from the Hull City Health Care Partnership to help with its running costs.
The 30 strong Holderness Grange Choir is based at the Holderness Grange Lifestyle Village and will use the grant to help pay for a pianist and to buy sheet music.
On the Holderness Grange Lifestyle Village website, Choir Director Gill Hanslip said:
“Our members have found that the choir is the perfect antidote for maintaining good health and forming friendships. One of our members with agoraphobia rarely went out but she now sings in the front row so that in itself is a major achievement. The breathing exercises we practice are very beneficial and of course learning the harmonies helps to improve memory.”
The Hull City Healthcare Partnership is the body that was formed as a social enterprise to provide healthcare services when Hull NHS split in 2010 into a commissioning arm and a provider arm. The Small Grants Programme offers grants of up to £1,000 to support healthy activities, projects or one-off events.
You can find more about the grants programme over on HU12 Online: Small Grants for Healthy Activities. The next deadline for submission of applications to the programme is Saturday 1st September 2012.