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Latest coronavirus advice for PRS Foundation grantees and applicants

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means the UK music sector faces unprecedented challenges. During uncertain times, support from PRS Foundation and like-minded partners is more important than ever.

We remain an open, inclusive, accessible and responsive funder of new music and talent development, committed to supporting exciting, diverse talent and pioneering organisations across the UK so that music creators can realise their potential and reach audiences across the world.

This up-to-date guidance (see link below) is designed to support PRS Foundation grantees who will be concerned about the potential impact the pandemic will have on their funded activities, for recent applicants unsure of how this might affect decisions and the grant-making process, and for potential applicants. We do not currently expect changes to deadlines, or significant delays to the assessment and decision-making process.

We advise our grantees and applicants to prepare for multiple scenarios based on the advice below. For example, consider the impacts of travel bans, cancelations, postponement and/or illness, and act in the best interests of music creators and other stakeholders.

It is important that you familiarise yourself with the latest information available about coronavirus (COVID-19) so that you can make informed decisions. Alongside my great team, I am consulting with funding partners so that we can continue to offer clarity for grantees of all PRS Foundation funding schemes.

Stay safe and stay creative!

Joe Frankland
CEO, PRS Foundation

 

Read our latest coronavirus advice