Supporting PRS for Music Members in Need Since 1934
The PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund was formed in 1934 to support songwriters and composers during the Great Depression. Over 80 years later we continue to be there for PRS for Music members and their dependants in times of crisis, thanks to the generosity of our supporters.
We all know the music business can be unpredictable and demanding, and even after periods of success it can be precarious with no guarantee of earnings. This means that when crisis hits such as illness, accident or emotional breakdown, there may be no safety net.
We provide financial help to PRS for Music members, former members, and their immediate families in times of financial difficulty or when they are unable to work because of illness, accident or disability.
We are grateful to our Patrons Don Black OBE, Jools Holland OBE, Brian May CBE, Sir Tim Rice, Rick Wakeman and Geoffrey Brand for their support.
A message from our Patrons
“We are proud and honoured to be patrons of the PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund. The Fund has helped so many people in times of stress, whether it’s illness, hard times or a one-off crisis. That’s why we have given our support to the Fund which has done such good work for its community of songwriters, composers and musicians – giving them personal, emotional and financial support, when they need it most.”