Our dedicated on-the-ground team in Scotland is led by Suzanne Miller as Help Musicians Scotland Manager, David Culbert as Programmes & Outreach Officer, Étáin Sweeney as Fundraising & Volunteer Officer, and Sharon Stephen as Scottish Music Liaison.
Based in Glasgow’s ‘The Briggait’, the team engages with musicians across all genres, from the start of their career through retirement.
The charity works to create a sustainable future for all musicians by offering health and welfare services and creative and professional development through grants and funding.
As an independent charity, donations and support for funding is vital. We are proud to say that all funds raised in Scotland, go back into Help Musicians Scotland.
Through our permanent office base and dedicated team, Help Musicians Scotland reaches the entire country, to support, reflect and celebrate the diversity and impact of Scottish music.
Creative Scotland’s Creative Freelancer Hardship Fund
Help Musicians Scotland is delighted to be working with Creative Scotland to distribute the body’s Creative Freelancer Hardship Fund to musicians in need.
This important funding provides freelance musicians in Scotland experiencing immediate financial difficulty due to COVID-19 with bursaries of up to £2,000.
If you are a musician looking to submit an application, we encourage you to first read the guidance notes on eligibility and the application process on Creative Scotland’s website.
If you are a musician who is ready to submit your application, you will need to first obtain your Unique Reference Number from the Creative Scotland website here. Without this, you are unable to submit a bursary application.
Once you have your Unique Reference Number, you can make an application via this form.
In what has been one of the most challenging years for musicians, we are so pleased to be able to work with Creative Scotland to assist in reaching musicians in need.
If you have complex needs that go beyond financial hardship and would like to speak with a Help Musicians caseworker, please do email email@example.com or call 0207 239 9101
Contact our Scotland office:
0141 404 9502
Help Musicians Scotland is registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Registered charity No. SC049625