Lincoln music scheme for older adults gets £20k funding boost

Adults aged 50+ in Lincoln can try their hand at new music tricks thanks to £20,000 of funding support.

Lincoln-based community music organisation soundLINCS will grow its New Tricks music sessions for older adults after the generous cash boost.

Postcode Community Trust awarded the project £20,000, allowing them to take New Tricks to a dozen locations around Lincolnshire, including Lincoln, North Hykeham, Spalding, Grantham, Grimsby, Woodhall Spa, Gainsborough and many more.

soundLINCS CEO Nikkie-Kate Heyes said “We are discovering an ever-growing and enthusiastic abundance of individuals wanting to make music through the project.”

“We truly believe that it should be a right for all older adults to have access to music, be that as an audience member or as an active participant, at home, within a care home, in hospital, hospice or within the local community”.

She urged existing and brand-new musicians, playing all instruments to come to the sessions, whether you’re after creating musics, exploring new instruments or learning your favourite songs as part of a exciting social group.

To see the full listing of sessions visit the website here. 

For more information or to register your interest in the project contact soundLINCS ON 01522 510073.


Story by Rosie Brown