"People living with dementia deserve to enjoy and look forward to attending the theatre; something that they may have done their whole lives. Support from The Merchants House of Glasgow enabled 294 people living with dementia in Glasgow to attend a live opera performance. By accessing this positive social and cultural opportunity, we reduced their isolation and improved their quality of life.

Your award has helped to reduce the stigma and negative perception that society has about people living with dementia. Thank you for improving our offer of inclusive and relaxed opportunities for people living with dementia."

Scottish Opera were awarded £2,500 in 2017.