The Dosoco Foundation
The world loves music. We press play, tune up, plug in, watch clips, play live, share lists, jam with friends, learn notes, expand collections, sit back. Music moves, gets us going, unwinds, creates euphoria, stretches minds, opens doors. And yet we know from our own experience - both within Dowsing and without - that music can do more can this...that in the hands of skilled music therapists, music teachers and music makers it can make an incredible difference to people struggling with a range of issues, whether physical, emotional or mental. We want to help this process.
So, in 2013, we were massively proud to announce the launch of our own music foundation, The Dosoco Foundation, attended by Basement Jaxx (on the right) and members of The Unthanks no less! Using profits from our gigs, and its own fundraising activity, Dosoco is supporting music related projects which have the power to unlock people's worlds and have a positive social impact as a result.
We're absolutely thrilled to have now awarded just over £10K, through three separate grant rounds, to some fabulous projects in Cambridgeshire (see the Dosoco news page for details and there's also a really lovely article in the Cambs Times focussing on one of our awards) plus supported around 15 singers (that wouldn't otherwise be able to sing with us) through our Dosoco bursary scheme.
If you'd like to find out more about how to apply to Dosoco in the future, click here. We support four areas: music therapy, music access, music education and the innovative use of sound and music for social good, and hope to be having another round of funding in the Autumn. Follow Dosoco on Twitter to be first to hear...
Below are a few photos of Dosoco's launch back in December 2013, including the fundraising (and delicious) cocktail served on the night - 'The Dosoco Cherry Dowser' - designed by Mister G, kindly sponsored by Luxardo and brilliantly named by competition winner Ali Main.
Here's to music changing lives.