Artist Relief Fund applications still open to assist musicians affected by COVID-19

Applications are still open for Christian & Gospel music artists who have been affected financially by the Covid-19 pandemic after over £3000 was successfully raised for the Artist Relief Fund. Set up by aStepFWD and UK Christian Chart, the initiative was supported by many industry partners and kind-hearted individuals. A big thank you to all who donated.

Covid-19 continues to have a severe impact on people’s health, state of mind and means of income, with no definite end in sight. The creative industry is one of the hardest hit as the gig economy has shut down. Churches are restricted. Festivals and concerts are cancelled. Theatres and music venues are shuttered. In just a few months livelihoods and careers have been put on hold indefinitely and the uncertainty prevails worldwide.

We want to give a helping hand to UK Christian and Gospel music artists who have been unable to access other support systems or who for whatever reason continue to have major challenges in regards to everyday life. With the monies raised from over 65 generous individuals, the Artist Relief Fund will surely bless creatives.

The extended deadline for applications is Friday the 16th of October 2020. Applications will be assessed by a team of Judges from the UK Christian Chart and those deemed most in need will receive the grant amount of £200.