The help on offer from the Fund is expanding. We can provide grants and offer welfare support for financial, health, family and care-related needs.

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Who is eligible?

We require that applicants have held PRS membership for at least seven years or have earned £500 in royalties for us to consider their request, having regard to individual circumstances.

We claim that we hear you, we’re here for you. Your Fund, for you. But what does this mean?

We listen. We respond. We try to ensure that the range of support on offer meets the current needs of members. Our service provision constantly evolves so that the grants on offer remain relevant and can support those suffering physical or mental health or financial difficulty in the most appropriate way.

To check full range of services available click here.

The Fund exists for PRS members, ex-members and their dependants.

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Our Resources

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PRS Foundation

Our sister charity PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development. It supports outstanding talent from all backgrounds and reaches music creators from the grassroots up.

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Our support

Our support usually represents grants to cover general day-to-day living costs, but other areas of grant support include funeral costs, essential household repairs, replacement of white goods, arrears, winter fuel assistance for the vulnerable, and other emergency costs.

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Universal Credit

Benefit applications for Universal Credit are well known to be difficult and complex. This tool will take you through an easy self-help process:

There’s a checklist and visual feedback in simple steps along with a summary of the most common mistakes and pitfalls people make.

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Cost of Living Helper

If you are worried about money there is a lot of help out there. Knowing where to start can be tricky, but in this tool you will find advice and handy tips about what you can do.

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Mental Health Support

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Music Minds Matter, Help Musicians’ dedicated mental health service for the whole music industry, to reinforce the mental well-being support available to the PRS creative community.

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Business skills for musicians

Improve your understanding of the music business and drive your career forward through these free weekly online sessions run by Help Musicians.

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Tell other members

With around 165,000 PRS for Music members in the UK and across the world, the number of members we could possibly help is huge. Contacting each and every one (even if GDPR regulations permit, which they don’t always) to let them know about the Fund would be a mammoth undertaking. The Fund provides a safety net for members in times of crisis. So please help us spread the word.

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We are able to help members and their families in genuine need thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Every penny donated goes towards grants and allow us to continue to deliver our work, especially during these exceptional times.

By choosing to donate to the Fund you’ll play an invaluable role in supporting music creators in times of need.


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