Stonehaven Folk Club recognizes the catastrophic impact that Covid-19 has had on Scottish Folk Artists and their crew’s incomes. To help address this impact, the Club has teamed up with Hands Up for Trad to start up a fund to help support Folk musicians and music production staff living in Scotland during the crisis.
To launch the Fund, Stonehaven Folk Club is providing 20 grants of £250 to help towards living expenses during this period when affected individuals are unable to work. It is hoped this fund will grow with further donations from other organisations and the public.
Affected individuals wishing to apply for a grant please click here for an application form and for acceptance criteria and conditions.
Stonehaven Folk Club has been running weekly folk nights since 1987, and during those years many of the great names of Scottish Folk Music and beyond have performed at the club. It celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017 and has twice been voted Club of the Year at the Trad Awards. The club has operated on a break-even basis for several years having accumulated some financial reserves to get us through any unplanned hard times. The current crisis is not the hard time the club expected to use its reserves for, but it is appropriate if it can help some of the fantastic Folk talent in Scotland get through the next few months and hopefully stay as performing artists.
Find out more about Stonehaven Folk Club here: https://projects.handsupfortrad.scot/landmark/stonehaven-folk-club-1987-2017-30-years-old/ and https://www.stonehavenfolkclub.co.uk