There are particular challenges for Music Therapist Researchers as they are from a small and newly established profession without huge funding bodies. The Music Therapy Charity plays a crucial role; enabling Music Therapy to grow in reputation and standing as effective treatment with a sound scientific underpinning. The Music Therapy Charity is the only funding body in the UK specifically supporting high quality research into what treatment outcomes can be expected from Music Therapy. This research provides information on the efficacy of Music Therapy, which is essential before more people can access it.
The MTC receives no statutory funding and is completely reliant on donations.