In the U.S., open enrollment for 2021 health insurance continues through the Music Health Alliance. The Country Music Association shares its list of community, personal and advocacy resources they've collected.
Job opportunities through Flex Jobs and Asurion are posted. The former offers flexible and professional job opportunities, and the latter seeks in-store, field and lead technicians for their UBreakIFix departments.
TPA announces the launch of Touring Professionals Relief Kitchen (TPRK), a partnership with The Lee Initiative. The initial focus is to provide meals over the holiday season to industry professionals.
In the U.K., Stagehand shares its Covid-19 assistance, including financial guidance, mental health and wellbeing resources and relief fund grants. Volunteer trustees oversee fundraising and distribution.
Two more grants are announced: The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) and the backup Medical Grant. The ARG is a government-based grant designed for businesses and self-employed individuals, particularly those in the events sector, who have been severely impacted by the coronavirus.
The latter grant is from the Technical Entertainment Charity and provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals (or their family) who are seriously ill or injured to help with basic living expenses, transportation costs, medication, home health care, doctors' visits and more.
Music Support, a registered charity run by those in the UK music industry, offers services for those suffering from mental, emotional and behavioral health concerns, including substance use. Music Minds Matter offers a phone number (0808 802 8008) for those who need a supportive counselor to listen and help.
In both the U.S. and the U.K., MusiCares offers $250 e-cards for essential goods for industry professionals, and an emotional health and mental wellness group meets each week on Fridays via Zoom. The Touring Career Workshop announces the 2020 Crafty Roadies Virtual Holiday Bazaar, full of crafts and handmade goods.