Congratulations on your successful application! We’re so pleased to be able to support you to continue your musical career.

Receiving your grant 

To receive your money, you’ll need to:

  1. Accept the terms of your Grant Agreement via the application portal.
  2. Send us a written confirmation to confirm your supported activity is still going ahead as planned. If anything has changed since your application, let us know what these changes are. This should be sent in response via email to your relationship manager.
  3. Make sure your banking information is updated on your portal including a bank account name, account number, sort code and supporting bank statement clearly showing these details; we won’t be able to trigger your first instalment without this. Please note the name on the account must match the name on your application in order for us to verify your bank details.
  4. Send your beneficiary consent form back to us.

Making changes 

Your support period is 6 months but we understand that sometimes plans change. If you need to extend your activity, we’ll be happy to discuss this with you as you progress. Please bear in mind that, although we anticipate that your activity may need to shift over the course of your financial support, all Help Musicians grants must be spent in-line with the eligibility criteria published for your support strand.

Who to contact 

All correspondence should be directed to your personal Relationship Manager. Your Relationship Manager should have already been in touch, however, if you’re unsure who this is, please email support@​helpmusicians.​org.​uk.

Keeping you healthy 

If you are struggling to cope, you can access mental health support any time of the day or night through our dedicated mental health service and support line, Music Minds Matter. It doesn’t have to be a crisis, or about music. We’re here to listen, support and help at any time.

Contact Music Minds Matter on 0808 802 8008

You can also explore online resources, personal stories, guidance from professionals and further organisations offering support through our online wellbeing platform, Music Minds Matter Explore.

In addition to the above, we also run regular online sessions to help you gain coping strategies to work through particular mental health struggles, and provide a space to listen and be listened to about the challenges of working in music among peers from the industry who can identify with your experience.

BAPAM also run healthy practice seminars, which are all available to musicians.

Your Health and Welfare 

We are also here to look after your physical health, including heavily subsidised preventative hearing protection and support through injury and sickness, both in the short and long term.

  • Protect your hearing

    Audiological assessments and custom-made hearing protection for musicians

  • A doctor wearing a stethoscope shows a female patient some notes

    Physical health

    We can support you through injury or sickness, and help prevent future hearing issues

Celebrating your success 

Your success in becoming a Help Musicians supported artist is a huge achievement, and one worth shouting about. 

Sharing the news on your social media channels and including the supported by Help Musicians’ logo on your CDs, tour flyers or anywhere else related to your creative activity, is a great way to demonstrate that you are a part of a community of musicians actively using your valuable skills and creativity to bring something great into the world.

Make sure you leave some clear space around the logo so that it has room to breathe and does not get cluttered by text or other graphic elements. Use the height of the capital letter H’ in Help’ as a guide.