Mustard Seed Singers

Mustard Seed Singers is a small charity which runs two singing groups for people with mental health problems and other affected by mental ill health e.g. carers, relatives, friends, and is part of the East Kent Singing for Health Network. Research conducted by the Sydney De Haan Centre has shown that singing as part of a group can be very beneficial to the mental health and wellbeing of those experiencing difficulties. Group members’ comments include:

“It helps me to structure my week, to have something to keep going for”

“The choir provides structure and purpose in an otherwise sometimes empty life”

Red Zebra has worked with Mustard Seed Singers to help them through the process of updating their constitution and registering as a charity; we also helped them to apply for funding. They told us:

“We applied to Henry Smith, after having sought your advice and were successful in getting 2 years funding (£12,000) and you helped us find out about KCF funding which we were also successful with (£2000). We also got £2,000 from Foyle Foundation based on the advice you gave me for the other grant applications. Your help has been invaluable with the charity set up too. It is so good to know somewhere where I can sit down and talk things through and get ideas and support for the charity.”