The volunteer trustees at Stagehand, the original live production welfare fund, have opened the second application window for the COVID-19 Crew Relief Fund.
Applications for grants of up to £500 will be invited from those that have received zero or minimal support from self employment or furlough schemes or have no significant alternative income.
The fund is open to non-theatrical live event crew, for those in theatre, our colleagues at the Theatre Artists Fund have support available.
Applications are open until midday on Monday 21 December 2020, organisers anticipate over-subscription and will work hard to contact applicants in early January.
“We intend to continue fundraising to enable further rounds, once all successful claims in round 2 have been settled,” Stagehand’s Andy Lenthall commented. “We owe a great deal to those that are supporting our fundraising efforts. We’ll be sending a fundraising update soon.”
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The news following the announcement of singer-songwriter Louis Tomlinson’s one-off livestreamed show on 12 December with profits from the show split between FareShare, Crew Nation, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Stagehand. As well as the #ILoveLive prize draw campaign with Prints for Music also donating sales of over 100 prints of world-renowned music artists to the Stagehand Crew Relief Fund this month. Applications for round two of the Stagehand Crew Relief Fund are now open and can be found here.