Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship fund

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What does this involve?

The Musicians' Union is offering grants of up to £200 from their £1 million Coronavirus Hardship Fund for members who are experiencing genuine and pressing hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must be:

  • an existing member of the Musicians' Union (new members cannot apply)
  • a UK resident
  • suffering genuine hardship from loss of work due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • the holder of a UK bank account into which the grant can be paid

You cannot apply to this fund if you’ve already successfully received a payment from the Musicians' Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Musicians who are members of the Musicians' Union.

How long does this take?

The Musicians' Union will try to process all claims within three working days of receipt. If your application is successful they’ll email you immediately to confirm. You should receive your grant within a further five working days.

Important information

Initially, individual grants will be restricted to a maximum of £200 while the Musicians' Unions monitors the level of applications.

Next steps

Visit the Musicians' Union website to learn more and submit your application.

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