Axis Hardship Fund 

The Axis Hardship Fund - supporting our members 

Due to the continuing uncertainty artists are facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we are relaunching our Hardship Fund. The fund is to help our members who are facing significant financial hardship and who are unable to work, are disabled, a carer, or are on a low income.


As a small charity with limited resources we can only make this available to Axis Members. Any member facing financial hardship is eligible to apply.

Before you apply

Please think carefully before applying to the Hardship Fund. We want to try and help those most in need and facing financial difficulties due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

How much is available?

As a small independent charity that does not receive public funding, we have initially made available a total fund of £5,000. Each week for five weeks we will distribute 10 x £100 awards

How to apply

Eligible members can enter by submitting their details using our online form below. You will be asked to enter your name, email address and to write a short statement describing your personal circumstances and why you require financial assistance.

***Round 4 of the Hardship Fund is now closed***

How will a decision be made?

We anticipate that applications for support will be high, as such we don’t feel it would be fair for us to pass judgment on who needs help more. Decisions will be made on a lottery basis and those members whose names are randomly selected will be contacted. We will inform successful recipients the day after the deadline date.

How we make a payment

We will only accept an instruction to make a payment to the successful member. This will be paid directly into your bank/building society account by bank transfer. 

Donate to our Hardship Fund

If you would like to help support our members through the Hardship Fund, we would welcome a donation to our GoFundme page. The money raised will go towards matching the £5,000 we've already committed. All donations will be added to our Hardship Fund, with every penny going to artists in need.

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