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Sustainability Fund: 100 more recipients announced

Story Published Wednesday 19 August 2020
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100 additional members have received grants in the second round of the Sustainability Fund to help them continue to create music. Photo by Jacinta Keefe

Final round of successful applicants announced

100 more members receive $2,000 grant

Sustainability Fund puts total of $650,000 into members' pockets


Congratulations to the 100 songwriter and composer members across Australia, New Zealand and residing around the world who have received a Sustainability Fund grant of $2,000.

These recipients join the 225 members announced in the first round of funding, with $450,000 dispersed. An additional $200,000 was made possible by the APRA Board following a tremendous response to the initial announcement.

We received 2,470 applications total, a staggering number that illustrates the grave impact the COVID crisis is having on music creators and the wider industry. The grant can fund anything that enables members to continue to create and sustain their career development during this challenging time.

How did the money get distributed? Here is a breakdown:

  • 2,470 applicants
  • 325 successful applicants
  • $625,000 total funding
  • Members identifying as female comprised 33% of overall applicants, and 43% of successful applicants

The APRA Board, led by Chair Jenny Morris, created the initial $300,000 fund by combining contributions from Board Director's fees and from APRA AMCOS' Cultural Fund. A generous contribution from Google.org Charitable Giving Fund made 125 more grants possible.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office's Sustainability Fund, a project assisted by the Australian Government, will award another 50 grants of $2,000 to members.

We are working to support members in a number of ways.

  • Live stream performance reports - you can claim royalties for Australian or New Zealand based live performances of your works, streamed on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. Complete the form by 2 October.
  • COVID funding sources and assistance - directory of grants and government support

If you're experiencing a financial crisis, you're encouraged to apply for Support Act's Crisis Relief. If your ability to work has been impacted by COVID and you are a musician, crew or music worker, you may be eligible.

Sustainability fund - Second round recipients:

  • Acacia Pip Coates (Pinch Points)
  • Aidan Hogg
  • Alex Gibson
  • Aly Cook
  • Amanda Cole
  • Andy Garvey
  • Andrew Bevins (Monty Bevins)
  • Andrew Ford
  • Andrew Kent (You Am I)
  • Andrew Southwell (Portair/Trove)
  • Andrew Wilson (Die! Die! Die!)
  • Anna Lienhop (Moody Beaches)
  • Annie Hamilton
  • Annabel Alpers (Hamerkop)
  • Annabel Blackman (Body Type)
  • Ayla Scanlan (Ayla)
  • Ben Salter
  • Ben Andrews (MY DISCO)
  • Bonnie Stewart (Bonniesongs)
  • Brent Hunter (Ocean Grove)
  • Cameron Deyell
  • Charles Jenkins
  • Christopher Eaton (Round Mountain Girls)
  • Christopher Whitehall (The Griswolds)
  • Corey Legge
  • Dan Thorpe
  • Daniel Brown (The Amity Affliction)
  • Daniel Champagne
  • Danny Widdicombe
  • David Orr
  • David Thorpe (Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine / Davey Backyard)
  • Derek F Smith
  • Donny Benét
  • Eddie Jacobson (Butterfingers / Evil Eddie / Spitfireliar)
  • Elizabeth Maniscalco (BRUX)
  • Elizabeth Scott (Pink Matter)
  • Emaline Delapaix
  • Erica Dunn (MOD CON/Palm Springs)
  • Erin Marshall (MARSHES)
  • Erin Crowley (Erin/Erinsphere/E.clips)
  • Evan Carydakis
  • Finnian Rees (Close Counters)
  • Gordon Koang
  • Grace Stephenson (Confidence Man)
  • Greg Churchill
  • Hannah Cameron
  • Hannah Karydas (Eves Karydas)
  • Hayley Foster (Tanzer)
  • Hendrik Wipprecht (A. Swayze & The Ghosts)
  • Isaiah Robert Brunt (Isaiah B Brunt)
  • James Smithers (Caravana Sun)
  • Jackie Bristow
  • Joanne Hadjia (Joey Djia)Joel Birch (The Amity Affliction)
  • Jolyon Mulhollan
  • Jon Lemmon
  • Jonathan Boulet (Party Dozen, ARSE)
  • Jonnine Davis (Jonnine Standish, HTRK)
  • Jordi Davieson (San Cisco)
  • June Lamb (June Jones)
  • Kirsty Tickle (Party Dozen / Exhibitionist)
  • Kylie Price
  • Lisa CrawleyLucille Croft
  • Luke Byrn
  • Luke Morton (Morton Choppers)
  • Maisey Rika
  • Marc Lucchesi (Vaudeville Smash/ Dr Detroit)
  • Martin Friedel
  • Matthew Kirkis (kirkis)
  • Melinda Schneider
  • Melinda Kirwin
  • Michael Dable (Mickey Kojak)
  • Michael Harrison Katz (Harvey Sutherland)
  • Mick Daley (The Re-Mains | The Corporate Raiders)
  • Miriam Lieberman
  • Natasha Jane Hardiman (Gypsy Soul/Gypsy Soldiers)
  • Nick Knox
  • Olivia Bartley (Olympia)
  • Phil Usher (Sacred Shrines / The Happy Mediums / Hillsborough / Sounds Like Sunset)
  • Reuben Lewis (I Hold the Lion's Paw)
  • Richard Glover (Kings and Queens)
  • Richard Morris (Rikki Morris)
  • Rohin Brown (The Walking Who, Dope Lemon, Angus and Julia Stone)
  • Ross Stuart Ward (The Defenders, Wards Xpress, Ross Ward)
  • Samual Hales (The Jungle Giants & Confidence Man)
  • Samuel Bassal (Ocean Grove)
  • Sarah Gurry (Star Horse/Bad Penguins/October Wish/King Louie)
  • Scarlett Stevens (San Cisco)
  • Scott Andrew BirdSean Conran (Obscura Hail)
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  • Tarek James Smallman (T-Rek / Tarek Smallman)
  • Tim Shiel
  • Tim Steward (Screamfeeder)
  • Timothy Maxwell (LOSER)
  • Tullara Misty Eloisa Connors(Tullara)
  • Tyrone Noonan
  • Wallace Gollan (Wallace)