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ROUND 4 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR REBUILD,

 THE MMF FUND FOR UK-BASED MANAGERS IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE 12:00pm 16th APRIL 2021

APPLICATION FORM

A significant proportion of the MMF’s 1100-strong membership have either not qualified for existing Covid-19 support packages or have been unable to self-furlough due to their responsibilities to their clients. 

MMF ReBuild’s fourth round of funding  will offer grants of up to £3,000 and workshops focusing on resilience, sustainability and the future. 

This round is open to all MMF members including those who have received ReBuild support previously, provided they meet the basic criteria detailed below. 

This new funding round has been made possible following additional donations from PPL, the BRIT Awards co-ordinated by the BPI and the Hipgnosis Songs Fund.

Managers will have to meet the following eligibility criteria:

Eligibility Criteria

  • This round is open to new applicants, as well as those who have received ReBuild support in a previous round.
  • You are either a director of a limited company or a sole trader
  • You MUST be a current member of the MMF predating 31st March 2021.
  • You MUST be able to provide evidence that you have received limited to no Government support such as the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Cultural Recovery Fund (CRF) or be able to demonstrate why these have not been sufficient for your business. Priority will be given to strong applicants who remain excluded from Government schemes.
  • You MUST be able to evidence loss of management income from confirmed and budgeted work from March 2020 onward. For example confirmed live shows, production work, delayed advances and option periods or other plausible expected incomes.
  • You MUST demonstrate a need for sustainability funding.
  • You MUST demonstrate a track record in the management of quality artists/music makers who previous to COVID-19 had an appropriate sustainable businesses model.
  • You MUST have a UK based bank account but can manage music makers from across the world.

Guidance on the application form

Please consider how you currently meet the objectives of the programme and the scoring criteria before starting your application. 

Please keep your answers succinct and factual. 

It is suggested each answer will be around 100 – 300 words but there is no word limit.

Objective 1 – Offer one-off emergency funding of £3000 to support music managers in immediate need who previously had sustainable businesses that have been unexpectedly disrupted by COVID-19 and incurred losses.

Objective 2 – Offer managers focused peer-to-peer workshops exploring new business ideas, models and skills.  

 

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Decision Making and Scoring

Decisions will be made from a small panel made up of elected MMF Board Members, senior staff and a representative from PPL. Applications will be scored against the published criteria (below). After scoring the panel will sense check the decisions to consider if they have made decisions that reflect MMF commitment to diversity. 

  1. Does the applicant demonstrate a strong track record in managing artists and music makers? SCORE 1-5
  2. Does the applicant demonstrate a significant negative impact from COVID-19 on confirmed and expected work? SCORE 1-5
  3. Does the applicant give a clear indication of their current and immediate work plan? SCORE 1-5
  4. Has the applicant clearly made the case as to why little to no Government support is being received? SCORE 1-5
  5. Has the applicant evidenced a previous and future sustainable professional model? SCORE 1-5

Our definition of diversity includes geography, economic need, and genre alongside the definitions described in the Equality Act 2010 (age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and sexual orientation).


 Accessibility Support

If you are disabled or Deaf and require any access support please contact accelerator@themmf.net

 


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