Coronavirus Hardship Funding

Coronavirus Hardship Funding

Monday, 30 November 2020, 5.00pm

Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Financial Hardship Funding Phase 3 – providing financial support to professional musicians who fall through the gaps of government support or are unable to make ends meet

Phase 3 of the Financial Hardship Funding is targeted at self-employed musicians who do not qualify for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and unemployed professional musicians who are unable to make ends meet.

For those who are eligible, and to the extent that funds allow, the charity will offer grant payments from the time their application is successful to March 2021 to top-up Universal Credit payments where relevant. Where an applicant does not qualify for Universal Credit but is still experiencing significant financial hardship, an assessment will be made based on individual circumstances.

Please note: In order to qualify for Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Financial Hardship Funding you must be a self-employed or currently unemployed professional musician – to qualify as a professional musician you must usually earn 50% or more of your income from actively performing music, creating music or undertaking a role that requires a high level of musical skill. This fund cannot directly replace lost earnings. Please ensure you read the guide notes for full eligibility details.

NB: No deadline specified.

See link below for further details.


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