Help Musicians is an independent charity who for almost 100 years have provided a broad spectrum of help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at any stage of their career. Through the Do It Differently Fund the charity helps independent, entrepreneurial music creators build their career by providing grants of £500 - £3,000 to fund professional development opportunities and creative projects at a crucial point in their career. Support is also available for opportunities relating to Recording & Releasing and Touring & Live Development including time to create, access to creative spaces and content creation.
Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available.
The fund is open to emerging and professional musicians of all genres and disciplines, with a focus on independent music creators who can evidence self-sufficiency in one or more aspects of their career (e.g. self-managing, self-releasing, self-producing). Applicants can be a solo artist, songwriter, composer, group member, artist/producer or a multidisciplinary artist. Bands or ensembles of up to 6 members can also be supported.
For more information on how to apply, see the Help Musicians’ website.