The people that we work with inspire us every day.

PRS Members’ Fund supports PRS member to overcome the problems they face and, although there’s a lot more to be done, here are just a few people whose lives we have helped change.

PRS Members’ Fund 2019
Annual Report

The PRS Members’ Fund is dedicated to supporting PRS members experiencing difficult times. We do this through the provision of grants, information and signposting, as well as through our work with partner organisations.

Sometimes all people need is a kind, attentive and listening ear. Get in touch!

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Dan Marshall
Songwriter

Dan shares his experience with spiraling financial situation due to bad physical health, which was affecting his mental health. His honesty about his situation started with the acknowledgement that he couldn’t do it alone. The Fund helped Dan with crisis fund and, through our partner organisation, with debt management.

“It’s OK to ask for assistance, there is no harm in asking at all.”

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Anthony Kavanagh
Singer and songwriter

After a triumphant career slowed down, Anthony found himself drinking, with addictions and was homeless. In desperate need he approached us to see if we could help. With our crisis fund we found him emergency accommodation in a bed and breakfast whilst he settled and got into rehab within a week. With our help and support he got away from an inevitable downward spiral that he was in. Anthony is 6 months sober and has regained his independence and self-esteem. He is currently assessing whether to go back into songwriting or to find a new career path.

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Kirsty Merryn
Folk musician composer

In need of space to re-find her creativity and to take a break from the pressures of everyday life which were becoming overwhelming, we helped Kirsty with obtaining a place on a retreat for musicians and songwriters which led her to go back to her career renewed.

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Jaelee Small
Singer and songwriter

We supported Jaelee with vocal therapy and surgery to repair her vocal chords which had hindered her career development, the help enabled Jaelee to return to her career of live entertainment singing.

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Shirley Collins MBE
Folk Singer

After retirement Shirley was in need of dental treatment, which beyond her very limited income and resources. We helped Shirley with the treatment which gave her the confidence to follow the renaissance she is currently experiencing.

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Support our work

The PRS Members’ Fund has been helping songwriters and composers in times of crisis since the 1930s, but we are only able to do this thanks to your generosity. By donating to us today you can help us to support songwriters and composers in times of need.

Every donation makes a difference. A donation as a one off amount, a
percentage of your PRS royalties or leaving a legacy in your will has a huge impact on how we can plan our services for the future. We will be happy to discuss the next steps with you if you would like to learn more.




Need support?

Contact us at fund@prsformusic.com or +44 (0)203 741 4067

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