Support Act is encouraging professional music and live performing arts workers in NSW to apply for a COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grant before the end of the month if their income has been affected by the pandemic.

The latest round of funding, which was provided by the NSW Government through Create NSW back in February,  is due to be expended by the end of June.

The charity is encouraging people to apply before the end of May so that applications can be processed in time to ensure they don’t miss out.

The grants are available to anyone who meets a set criteria, including having expenditure that exceeds their income and not having received a grant from Support Act in the past three months. They are valued at $2,000 for individuals and $2,700 for families with dependent children.

Clive Miller, CEO of Support Act, explains: “This latest round of funding from the NSW Government has been very welcomed by us and is a huge relief to those in the industry still suffering from the effects of the pandemic. However, it won’t last forever and we encourage anyone who is eligible to apply to do so now before time runs out.”

Since the start of the pandemic, Support Act has disbursed more than 15,000 crisis relief grants to music and live performing arts workers valued at more than $35 million, thanks in large part to the financial support received from the Australian Government, the NSW Government plus the generous support of donors and sponsors. 

The charity is continuing to provide a limited number of Crisis Relief Grants to music workers in other states at the lower level of $1,000 for individuals and $1,500 for families.

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