It's times like these we need musicians and the music they create the most.
Musicians have been critically impacted by the current crisis. From losing teaching work, through to cancelled gigs, venue closures and orchestras fighting for survival.
Concerningly, within the first ten days alone of our coronavirus impact survey, musicians reported a collective loss of over £20 million.
That's why we started the MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund, providing small grants of £200 to provide urgent relief for musicians in genuine financial hardship.
Within two hours of launching the fund, we received more than two hundred applications – with musicians writing to us to explain how vital these grants are for their immediate needs.
That's why we're calling on you. We know it's a difficult time. But if you can, please donate to our Crowdfunder.
Your donations will go to MU members who are facing genuine financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and its impact.