Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for:

Musicians facing a severe financial crisis can apply to Help Musicians for a grant.

To determine this we consider a number of factors provided by the Common Financial Statement (CFS) — a calculation against these factors will illustrate if and how we can support you. We consider those with a monthly shortfall of £500 as being in severe crisis.

The amount received will vary depending on your financial situation, and we will not be able to cover your full monthly shortfall.

The majority of one-off financial payments are likely to be in the region of £500 — £750 per person.

The Black Artists Grant (BAG) offered by Creative Debuts as a no-strings attached financial support to help black artists. They can spend the grant on whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or to even just cover some life expenses.

This grant has been set up because black artists are systematically under-supported by the art world; by institutions, curators, the artist-led scene, major and minor funding bodies, the market, art schools, and by audiences too.

Creative Debuts recognises that a full institutional overhaul and dismantling of racist structures is required to transform the industry permanently, but they hope in a small way that this grant will help enable recipients to continue their artistic practice when the odds are so stacked against them.

The Roundhouse is a place for everyone, and we don’t want money to hold anyone back from getting involved.

So if there’s anything that could stop you from attending projects or events that could be helped by financial support – including help with project costs, transport and childcare – then let us know: we are here to help with bursaries designed to support you in taking the next step in developing your creative skills.

Bursaries can be used for all sorts of things, such as:
- Roundhouse project fees
- Emerging Artist Membership (EAM) Fees
- Hire fees for rehearsal spaces and studio facilities, as part of your EAM
- Transport expenses within London (for travel to and from the Roundhouse only)
- Materials required for a Roundhouse project
- Childcare
- 1:1 support worker, carer or interpreter

If you’re looking to take your career to the next level, the MOBO Help Musicians Fund can provide financial support to help you create music, develop your business skills and drive your career forward. The MOBO Help Musicians Fund exists to facilitate these opportunities for musicians making Hip Hop, Grime, R&B, Soul, music of African origin, Reggae, Jazz and Gospel.

Music creators can apply for financial support of up to £3,000 towards recording and releasing music; helping to build creative portfolios and get music out into the world. You could apply for financial support towards a new EP, a series of single releases, a marketing plan around new music or perhaps some content creation to accompany your release.

To help musicians build long-term, sustainable plans around their creativity, we also facilitate one-to-one advice sessions from professionals in the music industry on topics relevant to your career path.

When musicians are busy creating music, it can be challenging to listen to their bodies and notice when things aren't quite right. As well as the above, supported artists will also receive a health consultation from a BAPAM specialist to talk through and address any issues.

Awardees receive:
- £3,000 in financial support towards your music
- one-to-one business advice sessions tailored to your individual needs and delivered via experienced music industry professionals, as coordinated by ThinkMusic
- one-to-one health consultation with British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) professionals, covering all aspects of a musician’s health, including physical and mental health needs and specialist referrals where required

This trust was set up in 1968, when Evelyn Norris bequeathed two properties to be used as a home for members of the concert and theatrical professions. The properties were eventually sold and nowadays the Trust provides holiday grants to those who are convalescing, undergoing treatment, are in poor health or need a longed for break.

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