Help Musicians opens new Covid-19 funding round

Help Musicians Do it Differently Fund

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UK charity Help Musicians is inviting applications to a new round of its Covid-adapted Do it Differently fund in order to offer musicians a vital package of support to further their creative output, build their business skills and explore ways to maintain their wellbeing during this challenging time.


Do It Differently Fund awardees receive a grant of £3,000 to fulfil their chosen project, as well as bespoke 1-on-1 business guidance with some of the UK music industry’s leading experts, ensuring musicians feel confident in their business plans and able to progress in their careers.

The package also prioritises health support by working with British Association For Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) to provide health consultations and online tools for creating healthy practices.

Furthermore, Help Musicians also champions the importance of embracing the entrepreneurial aspects of a music career, and as always, each awardee will receive fully subsidised Pro Membership to the Featured Artists Coalition.

Like the previous two rounds, Round 3 of the Covid-adapted Do It Differently Fund has been specially revised in response to the needs of musicians in the current climate. We understand that while venues are closed, and recording and touring is not possible, musicians may find it valuable to spend time building their online presence, developing promotional activity and reaching new audiences. Therefore, in this round, Help Musicians has amended the requirements around marketing and PR to cater a wider variety of support needs in this area.


The deadline for submitting applications is 14 September 2020.

New to funding applications? Help Musicians’ Creative Team will be offering 15-minute funding advice sessions prior to submitting your application, keep an eye on Twitter for the booking form in the coming weeks.

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