AESOP - Capital Appeal for Dance to Health Programme

The challenge

Aesop, standing for ‘Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose’, is an arts charity and social enterprise that runs a series of initiatives, including a National Arts and Health Conference and Showcase and the Dance to Health programme, which responds to the issue of older people’s falls, which cost the NHS £2.3 billion a year.

Aesop was seeking support to expand to raise £2.1 million for expansion of Dance to Health


"We need to raise £2.3 million for our Dance to Health Programme"

Actions Taken
  • Fundraising Strategy Developed
  • Case for Support created
  • Trusts and Foundations identified and approached


  • £2.4 million raised from 2015 to 2016
  • Dance to Health expanded for two years, involving over 1,000 older people and 1,000 volunteers.
  • 63 Aesop programmes to be delivered across the UK in collaboration with health/social care and dance partners.
Photo credit: Helen Murray
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