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Local 1000 Emergency Relief Fund – Covid 19

(Updated 3/12/2021)

In response to financial losses due to COVID-19, Local 1000’s Emergency Relief
Fund can provide grants of up to $1000 for any members in need, while funds last.

These funds should be used to help cover cost-of-living expenses like rent, utilities, groceries, and medical expenses during the Covid-19 crisis.

To apply, you must be a current member in good standing.


Note: you may be responsible for any taxes due as a result of accepting these funds. Please consult your own tax specialist for information about tax status of any money you receive from the Local 1000 Emergency Relief Fund, as tax laws vary in Canada and the US, and from state-to-state or province-to-province.

How Applications Are Processed

The ERF Committee will review applications weekly. Please have your requests to
the Local 1000 office via email by Thursday afternoon. Reviews will take place on
Friday and we will notify you as soon as possible. If approved, we will endeavor to
process your grant by early the following week.


We are committed to respecting your privacy. Please be assured that your
application and the information in it will be shared on an “as-needed” basis only
with the ERF committee, staff, and the board. No-one else will know that you
applied, or whether or not you received funds.

What Is the Emergency Relief Fund?

The Emergency Relief Fund is a fund made up of donations from members and their friends, fans and family to help support Local 1000 members during crisis. The Emergency Relief Fund has historically consisted of no-interest loans that may be repaid over five years. They have been allocated to members experiencing sudden-and-unexpected loss of income or sudden-and-unexpected expenses. Loans that
are repaid allow the same ERF money to be used to assist members over and over again and are an important way we can support each other. During this historic Covid-19 Crisis, the generosity of our members has allowed us to offer grants instead of loans for a limited time.

Donating to the ERF

Local 1000 members and their supporters can make donations to the ERF fund at
any time to help support musicians in need by contacting the Local 1000 Office.

To Learn more or Make a Donation, CLICK HERE.


If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

To Apply

Fill out the form below, or download and print this PDF Application, and mail it to the office.

ERF COVID-19 Relief Grant Application

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • How Much Money Are You Requesting from the ERF (up to $1000)?
    Please enter a number from 0 to 1000.
  • How Will These Funds Be Used to Meet Your Immediate Needs?
  • Is there anything else you would like us to know about your request?
  • By typing my name in this field I affirm that all information above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.



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