Winter Heating Scheme

The PRS Members’ Fund offers assistance to older PRS members or those who face financial hardship because of long-term illness and increases in fuel costs, and need help to meet the costs of home heating.

Please check the eligibility criteria below before completing the form.

Eligibility criteria

  • You live in the UK
  • You are aged 65+ or you are long-term sick (and you’re any age)
  • You receive any of the following: a means tested benefit, sickness benefit, state pension or pension credit (we will request proof of these during the application process)
  • You joined PRS before 1st October 2014 or you joined at any time and you’ve earned at least £500 in royalties since joining
  • You’ve earned less than £5,000 in PRS royalties so far in 2021.

Please note:

  • That arrears brought forward from previous bills will not be considered
  • That bills must be in the name of the PRS member applying or in joint names with partner or spouse.
  • That the Fund reserves the right to request proof of state benefit entitlement.

Once your completed form has been received and reviewed, we will confirm your acceptance into the scheme by email.

The details and sensitive information you provide in this application form will be kept strictly confidential. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Application form

    Your details






    Financial details

    This should include your usual monthly income, excluding any royalties received from PRS for Music. Any payments from the following sources must be included. Please indicate which benefit received:




    Assistance from other organisations in past six months











    Application details

    Please remember the only purpose of the Winter Heating Scheme is to provide grants to members who are elderly or who face financial hardship because of long-term illness and increases in fuel costs. If you cannot honestly say that you need such help, please do NOT continue with your application.


    Your wellbeing

    We want to understand more about how things are for you right now, and we appreciate you taking the time to complete the following 4 questions.

    This part of the form will be treated in the strictest confidence. Whether or not you complete it will not affect your application for support in any way whatsoever.

    Thinking about your current situation, to what extent do you feel:





    Monitoring

    The PRS Members’ Fund (PRSMF) is committed to ensuring fair and equitable treatment of all who apply for assistance, and in keeping with general principles of diversity and inclusion.

    We encourage all eligible songwriters and composers in need to apply, and to complete the details below, though you are under no obligation to do so. The information is used only for internal monitoring purposes, to identify any action needed to reach the wider songwriter and composer community.

    This part of the form will be treated in the strictest confidence. Whether or not you complete it will not affect your application for support in any way whatsoever.

    Terms and conditions

    The details and sensitive information you have provided in this application form will be kept strictly confidential. Please read the following carefully, and sign in the box below.

    I confirm that

    • I give my consent to the PRS Members’ Fund to process my personal data and financial information, including personal data provided to and held by PRS for Music, for the purposes of considering and verifying my eligibility for assistance, processing applications for assistance from the Fund and/or assisting applicants to access other potential sources of assistance.
    • The particulars I have given on this application form are to the best of my knowledge true and correct.
    • The PRS Members’ Fund may contact me by email, telephone or in writing regarding my application for assistance.
    • I will keep the PRS Members’ Fund informed of any changes to my financial circumstances during the application process. I understand that any false or undisclosed information could result in the withdrawal of the application, or any subsequent grant awarded.
    • If my circumstances should improve for the better, or if any other organisation shall give me additional support, I will immediately inform the PRS Members’ Fund.
    • The PRS Members’ Fund may contact me after the award of a grant to ascertain how the grant has assisted me.
    • I may withdraw my consent for any or all of the above, at any time, by writing or emailing the PRS Members’ Fund at fund@prsformusic.com.


    Please refer to our privacy policy for additional information on how your data will be used.

    Need support?

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

    Download the Application Form


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