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PRS for Music Launches Membership Emergency Relief Fund

The new fund, which will open for applications at 9:00 am on Thursday 26 March, offers money to support songwriters and composers during unprecedented times of hardship.

Published: 25 March 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 06 July 2021 | 5:08 PM
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PRS Emergency Relief Fund to support its members during the Coronavirus pandemic. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

PRS for Music today announced an immediate PRS Emergency Relief Fund to support its members during the Coronavirus pandemic. In partnership with the PRS Members’ Fund and PRS Foundation, the money will be available to PRS members around the world who are facing significant financial pressure as we battle the virus.

The new fund is open to all PRS members around the world who have earnt over £500 in the last two years. Grants will be awarded based on assessment of individual need and applicants will receive support up to a value of £1000.

Establishing this new PRS Fund is part of a wider plan to support members during the coming weeks, with further measures being explored.

Grant applications will be live from 9:00 am on Thursday 26 March.

PRS members wishing to apply for an Emergency Relief Fund grant can apply and find more details on the PRS For Music website.

The MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund

In response to the widespread cancellation of work that has hit our profession as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have opened a hardship fund that members with genuine and pressing hardship can apply to.

Find out more about how it works, eligibility and how to apply.

Are you able to provide immediate support for musicians in real financial hardship? Join our crowdfunding effort.

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