Hospice UK is pleased to announce that the Dying Matters Community Grants programme will fund a further eight creative projects on death, dying and grief in 2023.

About the Dying Matters Community Grants Programme


The programme funds innovative arts projects which aim to start conversations about dying and grief with communities who are less likely to have received such support. 

At Dying Matters we want to see a society that’s better able to deal with these challenging but inevitable experiences. The arts, in all its forms, can play a vital role in creating spaces where these conversations can flourish.

2023: a growing programme


At the programme’s inception in 2022, we received huge interest, with 140 applications from arts community arts groups around the country.

After funding an initial four projects, with the generous support of end-of-life services provider, Dignity, we are excited to fund a further eight.

The selected projects


The eight selected projects range from public art works, songwriting workshops, talkaoke’s (read on to find out what this is!), and a giant puzzle project.

The projects vary but they all demonstrate innovative and creative ways of approaching the subjects of death and grief. 

The characters open up a conversation about death with participants, who are free to talk and explore their thoughts and feelings
BRiGHTBLACK's 1000 Conversations About Death