On March 25th Help Musicians launched a dedicated fund of £5 million to help musicians who are facing financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus.
Here’s what you need to know to about who’s eligible and how you can access this financial resource.
It should be noted that Help Musicians is only accepting one application per musician and that you should be able to provide evidence which supports your eligibility upon request.
Eligibility Requirements For the Help Musicians Funding:
- You are experiencing financial difficulties because of the coronavirus
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You have been performing or creating music at a high skill level
- You are self-employed or unemployed
- 50% or more of your income is earned from music
- You have savings of £5000 or less
- You reside in the UK
To apply for the funding now click here.
How Much is The Funding?
If you meet the eligibility requirements the Help Musicians grant will provide you with a one-time payment of £500.
What Other Resources Are Available to Musicians?
Looking for additional resources to help keep your business running smoothly during this unpredictable time? Here are some top articles on funding and business tips to look into:
- Coronavirus Aid if You’re Self Employed
- Tips For Managing Your Business During These Uncertain Times
- Tips For Offering Your Services Remotely
Looking to Support a Musician?
If you’ve stopped by this page, and you’re not a musician but you’d like to offer your support during this unpredictable time here’s how you can help.
- Book online music lessons and hire a local music teacher, then tell your friends! Online music lessons are also a great way to keep kids learning while schools are out.
- Learn more about global initiatives to support the music community through Spotify
In this ever-changing environment, we always encourage everyone to follow up to date advice from the government which you can find here.