As the Covid-19 emergency continues to escalate, Brass Bands England's priority is to support the brass banding community at this time of crisis. The Government's most recent guidance is to avoid all non-essential contact, meaning that brass band activity will be totally restricted. We know that for many bands this will result in a significant loss in income from concerts, contests and gigs that were planned over the coming months.
This crowdfunding is designed to help bands that are most in need, so that these lost earnings do not result in banding organisations collapsing altogether.
Members of Brass Bands England can apply for access to the funds raised to support your bands, if you need help with any of the following costs.
- Assistance with rent payments the band are committed to
- Assistance with payments for contracted conductors
- Assistance with payments for ongoing projects (i.e. set payments for commissions)
The fundraising campaign is organised by Brass Bands England. Funds will be distributed by the Charity to bands that apply, meet the criteria specified and are members of Brass Bands England. BBE will not keep any of the funds raised, which will all be distributed to bands in urgent need of funds.
To register interest in applying to the fund, please email the BBE office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentary evidence will be requested to support all applications, which will be subject to approval by designated Brass Bands England Trustees, whose decision will be final.
You can join us
The more we raise, the more we can help banding organisations survive to keep on making music on the other side of this pandemic. We need YOU, the people who are passionate about the importance of brass banding to support the community at this challenging time.