Incomes of organisations and individuals are already being affected as a consequence of managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many will be thinking about their approach to fundraising to fill the gap in their budgets, with this in mind we’ve pulled together the relevant fundraising advice we could find for organisations and individuals.   Email fi.simpson@musicmark.org.uk if you become aware of any schemes or information not mentioned below relevant to our membership.    " />
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Fundraising Information for Organisations and Individuals financially impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Incomes of organisations and individuals are already being affected as a consequence of managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many will be thinking about their approach to fundraising to fill the gap in their budgets, with this in mind we’ve pulled together the relevant fundraising advice we could find for organisations and individuals.  

Email fi.simpson@musicmark.org.uk if you become aware of any schemes or information not mentioned below relevant to our membership.  

 

For Organisational Fundraising: 

 Cause4 – Free Power Hour 
In these unprecedented times, Cause4 wants to do all that it can to support the sector. As part of this, they are now offering a FREE hour of consultancy support every day on a first come first served basis to charities and social enterprises that may need help in the coming weeks. This power hour can be focussed on a range of areas including income generation, fundraising strategy, governance responses, or donor cultivation. Book here

Arts Council England
The Arts Council England have set up various additional fund to support both ACE funded and unfunded arts organisations in this difficult time. More information on these programmes, eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

Tactics for online fundraising – Blog by Forward Action
Read more here.

Crowdfunding 
As many of you may have seen Brass Bands England have set up a crowdfunding campaign to help support brass bands who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This is something which may be worth looking at on a local basis to garner support from your community in this difficult time. BBE have made use of Chuffed as 100% of donations go towards the cause and if the project doesn’t reach its target the money is still donated. If you would like to hear more or ask any advice, please contactsarah@bbe.org.uk   

UK Fundraising – One-to-one help for fundraisers during the COVID-19 pandemic
The joint challenges of fundraising amidst a pandemic and of working remotely, away from colleagues and resources, are going to seem daunting to many fundraisers. Fortunately, plenty of fundraisers are offering to provide help and support where needed. Find out more here.

ISM – Financial Guidance 
The ISM published various pages highlighting financial guidance for musicians. More and organisations information on these can be found here.  Their latest article for business owners is available here.

CAF
CAF has launched a £5m rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will be made available in as little as 14 days.

London Community Response
Coordinated by London Funders, the £5m London Community Response launched last week.

Big Society Capital
In light of the coronavirus crisis, Big Society Capital announced significant changes to the Growth Fund, including a six month interest-free period, to enable fund managers to support social enterprises and charities in their portfolios and provide liquidity. Big Society Capital has announced £100 million response announced to help social sector organisations through the coronavirus crisis, read more.

Youth Music Emergency Fund
Youth Music has announced a new Emergency Fund to offer additional support to music-making organisations affected by coronavirus. Through this fund Youth Music aim to prioritise the people and organisations in the most immediate need, and to make quick decisions and payments. Organisations do not need to have held a Youth Music grant to be eligible for this fund. More information is available here. 

For Individuals:

Help Musicians UK – Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund
Help Musicians has set up the Help Musicians Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund to alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians may be facing. They have created a fund of £5m to help reduce the worry many musicians are experiencing about their mounting household expenses. For more information and information on how to apply visit their website here.

MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund
In response to the widespread cancellation of work that has hit our profession as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Musicians Union have taken the decision to set up a £1M hardship fund that members with genuine and pressing hardship can apply to. Find out more here. 

PRS for Music
PRS for Music have announced an immediate PRS Emergency Relief Fund to support its members during the Coronavirus pandemic. In partnership with the PRS Members’ Fund and PRS Foundation, the money will be available to PRS members around the world who are facing significant financial pressure as we battle the virus. Find out more here.

ISM – Financial Guidance 
The ISM published various pages highlighting financial guidance for musicians. More information on these can be found here. Their article of financial guidance for employed musicians is available here.

Fundraising Regulator
Fundraising Regulator have published a document with advice on setting up a Coronavirus appeal. Available here.

 

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