Scholarships, bursaries, and grants

The first major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers launched by PRS Foundation in association with the BASCA Trust. Apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to get you to the next stage of your career.  The grant can support a number of different creative and professional development activities including recording, musician fees, attendance of songwriter camps and sessions, training/skills courses and maternity/child care costs. PRS Foundation and the BASCA Trust have initiated this fund in response to the fact that songwriters and writer-producers have not benefited from dedicated grants or major funding programmes of this kind in spite of their role at the centre of the music industry creating the content which drives its success. This new fund recognises the importance of songwriters and writer-producers and aims to support the most talented songwriters and writer-producers to realise their potential. The Writer Producer fund is open to UK based ‘behind the scenes’ songwriters and writer-producers that have had at least three commercially exploited works, whether performed live, received media coverage or radio play, or released via commercial channels. Applicants can apply for support for:

  • Recording costs
  • Costs relating to songwriter camps/ co-writes/ collaboration
  • Musician fees
  • Creative / professional development
  • UK studio space rent
  • Training / Skills courses
  • Marketing and promotional costs related to songs/tracks reaching an audience
  • International activity that could build your profile and benefit your creative development (other than international conference events which can be covered by PRS Foundation’s International Showcase Fund)
  • Project-related maternity or child care costs

Writer Producer Fund grant recipients 2018.

Writer Producer Fund grant recipients 2017.

NEXT DEADLINE: Friday 14th December 2018 at 6pm

Applications can be made through the PRS Foundation website. Applicants will need to submit at least five of their works as examples.