The PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation

Performers' Trust Foundation

Established in 1975, the PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the music-related performing arts.

The grants provided are non-recurring (i.e. one-off grants rather than a periodical payment) and are determined by the four trustees of the trust.

  • Two (including the Chairman) are appointed by the PPCA;

  • One is appointed by the Musicians' Union of Australia;

  • One is appointed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (formerly Actors' Equity)

On what basis can you apply for a grant?

All applications for grants are reviewed by the trustees and must be for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Performances at concerts at or for charitable institutions such as hospitals or homes for the aged;

  • Scholarships for the promotion and encouragement of musical and theatrical education;

  • The promotion and encouragement of the performing arts to the general public;

  • The aid or assistance of any beneficiary who is unable to adequately maintain herself/himself by her/his own exertions and other income

What can you use the grant for?

A grant under the PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation can be used for costs associated with the above, including:

  • Tuition fees;
  • Travel costs (hire, airfares, petrol);
  • Accommodation;
  • Venue hire/ PA hire

A grant cannot be used to cover wages, salaries, commissions etc.

Is there a limit to how much you can apply for?

There is no specified limit.  However, funds are finite and there is no guarantee that you will receive all or any of the funds you request.

It is unusual for grants to be approved in excess of :

  • $3,000 for an individual; or
  • $5,000 for a group or organisation

Where do you send your application?

Applications must be in writing and include the standard cover sheet.  They can be sent to:

The PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation
PO Box  Q20
Sydney  NSW 1230

For members of the Musician's Union of Australia or the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, applications in writing can also be submitted via their local branch office to The PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation (address above).

When are applications considered?

The trustees of the trust typically meet four times a year (approximately once every three months) to consider applications. Contact us if you want to find out the date of the next meeting of the trustees.

For more information on the PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation, contact us on (02) 8569 1100 or

Applications close
01 Jan 2021
Amount Upon Application
Performing Arts
Grant Type
Community Partnership
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Applicant Type
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The PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation