From Meg Findlay –
STONEHAVEN Folk Club, in partnership with Hands Up for Trad, has launched a Folk in Crisis support fund with a £5,000 inaugural donation.
Stonehaven Folk Club recognises the catastrophic impact that Covid-19 has had on Scottish Folk Artists and their crew’s incomes. To help address this impact, the Club has teamed up with Hands Up for Trad to start up a fund to help support Folk musicians and music production staff living in Scotland during the crisis.
To launch the Fund, Stonehaven Folk Club is providing 20 grants of £250 to help towards living expenses during this period when affected individuals are unable to work. It is hoped this fund will grow with further donations from other organisations and the public.
To support this project please donate by going to the Fund’s JustGiving page – here https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/folk-in-crisis
Affected individuals wishing to apply for a grant please click here https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/handsupfortrad/folk-in-crisis-support-fund-application-form-and-criteria/
For more information on this initiative, go to the Hands up for Trad website: