Thursday, 26 March, 2020
A UK charity has created a fund to help professional musicians who are struggling during the coronavirus crisis.
Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has launched the Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund specifically to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians may currently be facing.
HMUK recognises that the impact of the coronavirus on musicians’ lives and careers is unprecedented. The charity says its normal person-centred approach of health and welfare support needs to be boosted in this exceptional period to give as many musicians as possible immediate financial relief.
The Fund has a total budget of £5 million. Musicians can apply for a one-off payment of £500 to alleviate some of their immediate money worries about mounting household expenses.
Help Musicians’ Chief Executive James Ainscough said:
‘Our Health & Welfare team has received hundreds of calls and emails over the last week from musicians needing urgent financial support.
‘The Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund has been created to provide emergency financial aid to musicians in an urgent manner at this critical moment.’
HMUK encourages musicians only to apply if they are indeed suffering significant financial hardship. This will enable the charity to provide help quickly to those who need it the most.
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