Covid-19: Help for anyone who is involved in music
We’re working to find and put together as much information as we can to support musicians and anyone involved in music at this difficult time. We’ll keep updating this page and will share everything we find on our social media as well as on here. If there’s anything you would like us to add please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if there’s any other way you would like us to support you during this time.
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In response to Covid-19 there are several organisations offering support for both musicians and industry professionals with practical advice, mental health and more:
Liverpool City Region Music board music are helping to fund local businesses and SME's who are in financial need. Particularly for those falling through the cracks of government support https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/music-fund/
PRSF have launched their Sustaining Creativity Fund - Grants up to £750 for emerging talent. The grant can be spent on anything that enables music creators to continue to create exceptional new music Funding will be available to those making music in any genre. bit.ly/PRSF-SCF
Musicians Union: Hardship fund: The fund is open to those who have been members of the MU for the past 12 months or more. The fund can contribute up to £200 http://theMU.org/hardshipfund
PRS for Music Emergency Relief Fund: In partnership with PRS Members’ Fund and the PRS Foundation, the money is available to PRS members around the world who are facing significant financial pressure in light of the coronavirus. Grants will be awarded based on assessment of individual need and can value up to £1000. http://prs.info/aOyV50yVa6A
PPLUK: PPLPAYDAY PPL’s Q12020 distribution will continue as planned, with £87.6 million being paid to performer and recording rightsholder members on 31 March. For any questions, please contact them firstname.lastname@example.org through the myPPL portal.
Arts Council England (ACE): funding for arts organisations, musicians, and individuals. They are making £160million available via an application process with initial guidance being made available on Monday 30th March https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19
Bridging The Gap bursaries from Curious Minds, for cultural education freelancers and small or community-based arts organisations whose main work is with schools or children & young people https://curiousminds.org.uk/bridging-the-gap/
Music Industry Therapy Collective are a collective group of therapists with experience of working in the industry as well as working with mental health and addiction. http://musicindustrytherapists.com/