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COVID-19 Support for Kiwi Music People

Cause page created in the Creative category by MusicHelps

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Given by 1050 generous donors in around 8 months

Donate to MusicHelps to help the charity provide vital support to kiwi music people affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Coronavirus COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on the music industry and kiwi music people.

Tours have been cancelled, international showcases years in the planning called off, with virtually no notice.

Venues have already closed with no sign of bookings for the future.

Music events have been indefinitely postponed and abandoned entirely.

At the heart of this are kiwi music people who rely on this activity completely for their livelihood. They and their dependents are facing levels of distress and hardship never seen before.

We urgently need your support to provide hope, advice and practical support to the music people most affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

We need funds for counselling practitioners to help those affected to navigate the extreme emotional and psychological impact of this crisis.

We need funds to be able to provide emergency financial assistance to music people experiencing extreme hardship.

We need resources we to provide targeted emergency support for the environment and infrastructure that makes music possible in our country.

Will you help us keep the music alive?

About us

MusicHelps develops and supports projects that use the power of music to help & heal New Zealanders in need. MusicHelps also provides vital support and hardship assistance to kiwi music people and their families in times of crisis.

Use of funds

Funds raised will be used to provide emergency financial assistance packages and professional counselling to kiwi music people.

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Latest update

Extension of closing date for our emergency Covid-19 Appeal  17 September 2020

Posted by: MusicHelps

With the reemergence of the Covid-19 virus and subsequent raising of alert levels in Aotearoa, the effects of the pandemic on kiwi music workers are continuing to be catastrophic and ongoing.

Newly postponed shows are not all going to be rescheduled, venues are still threatened; production suppliers, roadies and crew are now facing the loss of work they thought they might have as a result of NZ retiurning to level 1.

These hard-working, ordinary New Zealanders and their dependents are still facing levels of distress and hardship never seen before.

For this reason, we are extending our emergency Covid-19 appeal through into December and will continue to use all the funds we raise from this page to provide vital assistance to kiwi music workers.

We thank you for your support. Buy local, support your favourite artists and venues and together, we will make it through this!

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Just listened to Jenny Mitchel... Stunning! keep our musicians making music!

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