PRS (Performing Rights Society) Members' Fund

The PRS Members' Fund supports qualifying members of the Performing Rights Society and their families who are experiencing difficult times, whether through illness, disability, accident or conditions associated with old age. The Fund can also help ex-members of PRS and dependants of deceased members.

We do this directly through provision of grants, information and signposting, as well as through our partner organisations.  For example, our joint Music Minds Matter project with HMUK (Help Musicians UK) provides mental health support, or with Shelter for housing advice, StepChange for debt and budgetary management, and BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine) for specialist health input.

The financial help we may be able to offer includes: one-off grants, regular financial assistance or short-term loans.

Our services are based on individual need and aim to alleviate financial and other stressors.  We are friendly and your contact with us is completely confidential.

Last updated on 22 June 2020

Who is eligible?

A member. such as a songwriter or composer, who is in financial need and has been part of PRS (Performing Rights Society for Music) for at least seven years, or have earned £500 in royalties.

Families of current members, ex-members of PRS and dependants of deceased members can also apply.

What we don't fund

We don't help with: financial support to promote a music career or other commercial venture, costs of a buying a home

How to apply?

Individuals can apply directly, or fellow PRS members as well as family members, care workers or organisations can apply on their behalf. 

You can download an application form on the PRS Members Fund website or email the PRS to request an application form.

All applications are considered by a Committee, who meet monthly. Sometimes we can give grants quickly in cases of emergencies.

 

Other information

As well as financial help, we may be able to offer:

  • Home visits
  • Debt management advice
  • Specialist health assessments
  • Sheltered accommodation
  • Career change advice
  • Mental  health support

Visit the PRS Members Fund website for more information.

Contact details

PRS For Music
2 Pancras Square
London
N1C 4AG
Email: fund@prsformusic.com
Web: http://www.prsmembersfund.com

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