Have you worked in music for the majority of your life? Are you retired and struggling financially? We know that growing older presents a whole range of challenges and we aim to help musicians when they need it most.
Who can we help?
Professional musicians (including retired professionals)
- We define ‘musician’ as anyone who performs, creates or teaches music.
- We define ‘professional’ as someone who has earned their living solely from music or a music-related profession for at least three years or for a significant proportion of their working life.
Those who work in related professions
- We also help those who have worked in music-related professions such as record producers, piano tuners, orchestra managers, recording engineers, instrument makers, music librarians and critics.
How can we help you?
You may need us because you are unwell or have been working freelance all your life and have not been able to build up a pension. Perhaps you have extra expenses such as medical bills or need a specialist carer and are unable to cover the cost. Older musicians find themselves in difficulty for a wide variety of reasons and we consider requests for help on an individual and entirely confidential basis.
Through years of experience we are able to provide wide-ranging support, which includes advice on other sources of help which may be available to you. If you or someone you know needs our help, email email@example.com or call our Freephone Application Helpline on 0800 082 6700.
How to apply