Media Release – Music For Canberra’s Mixed Abilities Program Receives $50,000 grant from The Snow Foundation

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Music for Canberra was recently awarded a grant of $50,000 from The Snow Foundation to support the organisation’s Mixed Abilities Program (MAP) over 5 years. MAP was selected out of 171 grant applications to receive funding, building on and strengthening, 13 years of support to Music for Canberra, by The Snow Foundation.

“We are immensely grateful to The Snow Foundation for continuing to support Music for Canberra and recognise the many benefits that our MAP programs have for individuals with a disability.” said CEO Shane Dobbin.

The MAP offers musical classes to people living with disability using the powerful medium of music to encourage participants of all ages to develop skills in coordination, concentration, social interaction and to gain self-confidence. Music for Canberra runs programs for over 86 people with a disability from across the region.

The grant was made possible by the Canberra Foundations Collaborative, a collaboration of the region’s leading charity funds; the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund administered by Hands Across Canberra, the John James Foundation and The Snow Foundation, with further support from the Aspen Foundation and Aspen Medical.

Music for Canberra offers a variety of different programs for people of all abilities and ages. From 18 months to 81 years of age, Music for Canberra offers both individual and group instrumental tuition, as well as the opportunity to take part in an ensemble, sing in a choir or join our orchestra program that includes the Canberra Youth Orchestra – the Territory’s Premier Youth Orchestra.