Live Music Now Cymru’s LULLABY PROJECT has been awarded £69,975 from the National Lottery’s ‘The People’s Projects’ to deliver further work across Wales with new and expectant parents and their families.
Live Music Now has been delivering Lullaby Projects (based on the model developed by Carnegie Hall, New York) since 2021 in South Wales and North West England.
The Lullaby Project helps families build stronger bonds with their babies, builds parental confidence, can improve perinatal mental health and build networks of friends to reduce social isolation. Through letter writing and discussion with their partners, wider family, Live Music Now musicians and health workers the participants then express their love, hopes and dreams for their child through the creation of a lullaby. You can listen to all of the powerful lullabies produced so far here.
Live Music Now Cymru was featured twice on ITV Cymru in May 2023 and competed against four other charitable organisations for the public’s vote.
With the prize money we will launch five new projects that will benefit 40 families in South Wales, referred by our partners Flying Start and Swansea Bay University Health Board. Thank you to everyone who voted!