I have worked as a part-time professional musician for the last 20 years. Am I eligible?
- We can offer advice and financial support to anyone who has earned an income from music, although the level of help will be dependent on the extent of your career (i.e. what proportion of your income was from music-related work).
I am a professional musician and have developed a problem with alcohol which means I am not working - can you help?
- Yes. We can provide support to those with any medical problem – both physical and psychological – that prevents you from working.
I am a music teacher at a school and am in financial difficulties - can you help?
- Although we are able to offer general support and advice to those in difficulty, we can only offer financial support to those who are unable to work due to illness, accident or misfortune.
I am a professional sound engineer but am not currently working because of an accident - can you help?
- Yes. As well as musicians, we can help those in music-related occupations when they are unable to work.
I can no longer work as a professional musician because of an injury. I would like to re-train but cannot afford it - can you help?
- Yes. If your career is ended by illness or injury, we can help with the costs of retraining – either within music or in another profession entirely.
My husband was a professional musician and recently passed away. I am a full-time mother and having difficulty with day-to-day living costs - can you help?
- If your partner was a music professional and has recently passed away, we know you may need support. Please contact us to discuss the details.
I am a professional musician and have recently been diagnosed with cancer and would like to explore alternative therapies not covered by the NHS - can you help?
- Our help is always tailored to an individual’s needs. If your application is successful, we will conduct a home visit in order to meet with you and assess what help will be most beneficial to you.
I am a trumpeter at music college and have injured my hand so I am unable to play - can you help with treatment?
- Yes. We have a student health scheme that offers financial support with treatment costs for those suffering from performance-related injuries.
My husband, who is a retired professional musician, needs full-time care - can you help with these costs?
- Yes. We can help with care fees, either at home or in a nursing facility. However, we will only be able to offer a contribution once all the statutory help you are entitled to is being claimed.
Work in my area has tailed off due to the economic downturn and I am not getting as many bookings - can you compensate me for loss of earnings?
Ten years ago, I was in a successful pop act for three years. I have recently been diagnosed with cancer and am facing financial difficulties because I have had to leave my job. Would I be eligible for some help from you?
- No. We can only help you if you are left unable to work due to illness, accident or other misfortune.
- Yes, we can offer limited short-term help to those who have had a brief career in music. The total amount of help we can offer will depend on the length of your career. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.