Bridget’s Magical Music Pot

Bridget Hilton was a remarkable, inspiring and loved lady who spent her life encouraging people to play music for fun. She died in 2018 from a brain tumour, after a short illness. A teacher by profession, Bridget believed in the power of music to bring people together and change lives for the better. She supported generations of people, young and old, to embrace music, get stuck in and enjoy it! After her death, Bridget’s family decided to create a grant-giving legacy that would open up new opportunities for more people to enjoy making music and that would help Bridget’s kindness and generosity live on.

Grants will support people to come together to make music of any kind in West Cumbria (former areas of Allerdale and Copeland).

Bridget’s Magical Music Pot is funded by donations from Bridget’s family and friends and is open to donations.

Who can apply?
• charitable, not-for-profit organisations
• individuals aged 18+ can apply on behalf of a group of people or a small unconstituted group.

What will the fund support?
• equipment e.g. music stands, music hire or purchase, instrument purchase or hire
• room or venue hire for practice and/or performance
• tuition, tutoring or workshop costs
• travel costs e.g. to hear or perform music
• publicity costs to promote performances or attract members

How much can you apply for?
Grants will normally be up to £500

If you would like further information about this fund please contact:
Lisa Blackwell on 01900 825760 or email