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Music for Memories

Funded on Spacehive 16 July 2019 Delivered 31 July 2020

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Music for Memories

Music for Memories

Sheddingdean Baptist Church By Sheddingdean Baptist Church

To provide a personalised music playlist via the Alive Inside Custom headphones, for individuals experiencing memory loss initially in Mid - Sussex.

Mid Sussex District Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 16 Jul 2019!

The Music for Memories Project looks to reconnect those experiencing memory loss with their memories and allow loved ones to use the individualised playlist to communicate with family members who are experiencing memory lapse, usually with a diagnosis of dementia or an awareness of the need to stimulate their memory. The project would aim to work with local senior schools, families, Care home Managers etc to ensure the playlist is as personalised to the individual as possible. The Alive Inside Headest provides a tool which delivers high quality music combined with safety features such as no external wiring which widens the net for those who can use it. Music is one of the most powerful things we can experience and this project will allow families, who may feel lost after a Dementia or other memory loss diagnosis, to come back together and share in memories and stories which they may otherwise never get to hear.

What we'll deliver:

  • A headset & personalised playlist for each person participating in the project
  • The opportunity for loved ones to reconnect with each other through music

Why it's a great idea:

Music has the power to allow those experiencing memory loss, and their loved ones, to reconnect with each other and their own story. Our project looks to provide and set up the equipment needed for people to rediscover their memories. Using the Alive Inside Headset equipment we will offer those living with memory loss the opportunity to develop their own playlist to be used either as their own source of comfort or to allow families to reconnect with loved ones who may not remember things like they once did. The project is personalised to each individual to ensure they get the most benefit and previous pilots have shown great value being added to the life of those able to access the project.

Steps to get it done:

  • Ordering first batch of headsets
  • Identifying and signing up first participants
  • Set up of music for first participants
  • Music for Memory time for families

We plan to start with 100 headsets and hopefully grow the project further from that number

Location Mid Sussex District

About the space

Custom Location


Mid Sussex District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,312

Alive Inside Headsets - £4,000 (75%)
Travel Expenses - £500 (9%)
Music Purchases - £500 (9%)
Other - £312 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Alive Inside Headsets
Travel Expenses
Music Purchases
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We will use any extra money to buy more headsets which will allow us to engage even more people in the project

Total £5,312

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