Grant funding available to individuals and organisations

Updated 12/04/2020

Turn 2 Us

Turn 2 Us is a charity that has set up a Coronavirus Grant Fund. They will provide a one off grant of £500 per household towards food/bills/etc. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • You can clearly demonstrate a loss of income due to Covid-19 (evidence will be required showing at least a 50% reduction in earnings, they can accept bank statements, or a letter from employer outlining change in employment)

  • You are a resident of the UK / Republic of Ireland

  • You are not currently in Further or Higher Education

  • You are over 18

  • You have less than £1K savings (single person) or less than £2K savings (couple/family)

  • Have not received a Turn2us grant in the last 6 months.

More information can be found here: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support/Turn2us-Funds/Turn2us-Coronavirus-Grant-Fund

Arts Council England

ACE has set up a Coronavirus Grant Fund of £160m to individuals and organisations. They will provide a grant of up to £2,500.

 

Eligibility criteria:

You must be a freelance, self-employed creative practitioner with a track record in working in publicly funded culture. This could be through having experience of making and delivering work supported by arm’s length bodies such as the Arts Council or National Lottery; local authorities, or; trusts and foundations such as the PRS Foundation or Paul Hamlyn Foundation.Teachers and orchestral musicians are not eligible.

 

More information can be found here:https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/financial-support-artists-creative-practitioners-and-freelancers https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19

Help Musicians

Help musicians has set up Coronavirus Hardship fund, they will provide a one off grant of £500. However they are currently dealing with a backlog of 17,000 applications!

 

Eligibility criteria:

You must be in immediate financial difficulty due to Coronavirus, be over 18, work in music at a professional level, be self-employed or currently unemployed, earn more than 50% of your income from music, have less than £5,000 in savings and be a UK resident.Teachers and orchestral musicians are not eligible.

 

More information can be found here:https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/help-musicians-launches-5m-coronavirus-financial-hardship-fu

Musicians Union

The MU  has set up Coronavirus Hardship fund, they will provide a one off grant of £200.

 

Eligibility criteria:

 

You must be in immediate financial difficulty due to Coronavirus, be over 18, work in music at a professional level, be self-employed or currently unemployed, earn more than 50% of your income from music, have less than £5,000 in savings and be a UK resident.

 

More information can be found here:

https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/HardshipFund

https://musiciansunion.typeform.com/to/F9OJjG

PRS

PRS  has set up a Emergency Relief Fund,  they will provide a one off grant of up to £1,000.

 

Eligibility criteria:

You must be a PRS writer member for at least two years, have earned at least £500 in PRS royalties within the last two years and be suffering genuine hardship from loss of work due to coronavirus.

 

More information can be found here:https://www.prsformusic.com/c/emergency-relief-fundhttps://prsformusic.formstack.com/forms/emergency_relief_fund

Equity Charitable Trust

Equity has received funding from Arts Council England to disburse to professional performers,  they will provide a one off grant of up to £2,500.

Eligibility criteria:

These emergency funds are available to all freelance professional performers and those who work in the theatre profession on a freelance basis.

This includes: actors, choreographers, dancers, theatre directors, models, singers, stage management, stand ups, storytellers, stunt performers and co-ordinators, theatre designers, theatre fight directors, TV and radio presenters, variety, circus, cabaret and light entertainment artists, voice artists, walk-on and supporting artists.

But excludes musicians, drama students or amateur performers.

You are eligible if you have previously worked on an Equity contract, but you do not need to be an Equity member in order to apply.


More information can be found here:
http://www.equitycharitabletrust.org.uk/coronavirusemergencysupport/

The Royal Theatrical Fund

The RTF will provide grants on an individual need for people that have contracted COVID-19 or need to self-isolate for health reasons.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must have worked professionally in the entertainment industry for at least seven years and be unable to work due to illness, injury or old age.

Those seeking help and meet the eligibility criteria will be asked to claim all benefits and grants that the Government have put in place.


More information can be found here:
http://www.trtf.com/

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland have 3 funding programs for the creative community. providing bursaries between £500 - £2,500 

Eligibility criteria:

This fund is targeted at freelance creative practitioners who derive a significant proportion of their income from working in the not-for-profit sector in Scotland and have experienced a loss of earnings as a result of COVID-19.


More information can be found here:
https://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes

The Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus.

Eligibility criteria:

The Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants and tailored support from today. Grants can be used to maintain core business operations during the crisis, as well as meet any existing financial commitments, such as paying for essential equipment or settling invoices from suppliers. In conjunction with these grants, the initiative will also offer one-to-one support and guidance to applicants who need it.


More information can be found here:
https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/news-views/princes-trust-natwest-enterprise-relief-fund

Youth Music Network

TYouth Music have launched an Emergency Fund for music-making organisations affected by the coronavirus. Through this fund grants of up to £10,000 are available.  Priority will be given to people and organisations in the most immediate need. 

 

More information can be found here:https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/youth-music-launches-emergency-fund

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