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Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK is a unique, UK based charity which provides essential help to musicians of all ages and genres. We support music professionals throughout their working lives when a crisis such as an accident or illness can have a devastating impact, and in later life, with the challenges that growing older can bring. We support talented, financially needy young musicians to enable them to fully develop their creativity and musical potential, ensuring they enter the profession with the best prospects of success.

Musicians don’t need to be members or subscribe to our work to qualify for our help. We welcome musicians who play, create, sing or teach all styles of music.

 

Contact details

7-11 Britannia Street
Kings Cross
02072399103
02077138942
help@helpmusicians.org.uk
http://www.helpmusicians.org.uk

Grants provided by this organisation

Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK has been providing an expert, individually bespoke service to musicians since 1921.

Eligibility

Current and retired professional musicians which the trust defines as anyone who performs, creates or teaches music, has earned their living in this way or in a music related profession for at least three years, who are in need and their dependents. People who are just starting out in the music business may be helped. People such as piano tuners, orchestra managers, recording engineers, instrument makers, music librarians and critics are also helped.

Exclusions

Type of grants

Grants range from small single payments for items such as telephones and TV licences to more substantial sums to help with medical costs, re-training, motoring and holiday costs. Regular grants are also available to support, for example, individuals in residential care. The fund will occasionally offer loans to assist with paying off debts or house adaptations.

Applications

On a form available on request by calling the free helpline number: 0800 082 6700. Applications should be submitted directly by the individual and can be considered at any time. Potential beneficiaries are usually visited to discuss their circumstances and specific needs.

Other information

The fund also provides educational grants for outstanding young musicians towards the cost of their musical development.

Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK helps professional musicians, and people who work, or have worked, in a closely related occupation who are in need as a result of old age, poor health, accident or other misfortune.

Eligibility

Current and retired professional musicians which Help Muscians UK defines as anyone who performs, creates or teaches music, has earned their living in this way or in a music related profession for at least three years, who are in need and their dependents.

Help Musicians UK also supports music students and emerging musicians who are just starting out in the music business.

People who work as piano tuners, orchestra managers, recording engineers, instrument makers, music librarians and critics are also helped.

Exclusions

 

Type of grants

Grants range from small single payments for items such as telephones and TV licences to more substantial sums to help with medical costs, re-training, motoring and holiday costs. Regular grants are also available to support, for example, individuals in residential care. The fund will occasionally offer loans to assist with paying off debts or house adaptations.

Applications

On a form available on request by calling the free helpline number: 0800 082 6700. Applications should be submitted directly by the individual and can be considered at any time.

Musicians who potentially might be helped by Help Musicians UK are usually visited to discuss their circumstances and specific needs.

Other information

Help Musicians UK also provides educational grants for outstanding young musicians towards the cost of their musical development.

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